**FILE** Portland Timbers' Kalif Alhassan kicks the ball as Vancouver Whitecaps Alain Rochat (4) defends in the second half during an MLS soccer game Saturday, May 26, 2012, in Portland, Ore. The Whitecaps and the Timbers tied 1-1. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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**FILE** Portland Timbers' Kalif Alhassan kicks the ball as Vancouver Whitecaps Alain Rochat (4) defends in the second half during an MLS soccer game Saturday, May 26, 2012, in Portland, Ore. The Whitecaps and the Timbers tied 1-1. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)