Portland grinds out a clean sheet on the road against Houston

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Glenn Davis and Stuart Holden break down the scoreless draw between the Dynamo and the Timbers.

GLENN DAVIS: Let's take a look at tonight's final numbers in the Audi Player Index. Go to MLSsoccer.com/audi to learn more on Romell Quioto. Of course, Quioto locked down here tonight. And we really talked about a team coming into this set, has so many attacking weapons in Portland. Yet, at the end of the day, we're talking about their collective defending.

- We are. And we're talking about a team and players that know how to win an MLS Cup. So they know what it takes in certain performances when you go away from home, you play on the road, you lose a couple of your star players, you have to grit it out. You have to have a tough performance for 90 minutes.

They decided, coming into this game, in the second half, they didn't want to be in a track meet against the Houston Dynamo, which I think is smart because they have some guys that could run. They shut down Quioto. I thought Alvas Powell, I'll give him another props today because I thought he was excellent over the course of 90 minutes. Him, Ridgewell, Vytautas, they are all a big reason why the Portland Timbers got out of Houston with zero on the scoreboard.