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Salinas earned the penalty kick -- the fourth called against Portland this season -- when his counterattack ended in a collision with Timbers centre back Andrew Jean-Baptiste. San Joses penalty kicks are usually taken by Wondolowski, but he is playing with the U.S. Gold Cup squad. Bernardez, known primarily for his booming free kicks, used a bit more finesse to beat Portland goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, who came in with the leagues second-best goals-against average at 0.84. Bernardez went low to Ricketts right as the Jamaican international went in the opposite direction. Nagbe was freed by a well-placed back heel pass from Frederic Piquionne and slotted home from 14 yards. That goal could have been the equalizer if Piquionnes 66th-minute volley from just outside the box hadnt caromed off Bernardez, over goalkeeper Jon Busch and off the crossbar. Cheap NBA Jerseys ., for the next three years with the signings on Monday of Daryl Townsend and Michael Carter. Cheap Raptors Jerseys China . 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Its only been little over two months now but relations between us and the players are already on the mend and the strength of the team weve fielded in this tie says a lot.The unwillingness of Spains top players to appear for Davis Cup ties over the past few years has proven costly with regards to the national sides continued presence in the elite group.Former captain Carlos Moya, who quit after the side slipped to the Europe/Africa Group 1 for the first time since 1996 following a loss to Brazil two years ago, came out in the open, expressing his exasperation at being unsuccessful in convincing the countrys top players to turn out for Davis Cup ties.Injured world No. 2 Rafa Nadal and No 5 David Ferrer were the two absentees as Spain slumped to a 1-3 loss to Brazil on clay. Admitting that the federation has little control over its players, Diaz said, Its important for our top players to play Davis Cup ties given the legacy we have in the sport.Nadal, for instance, has not been playing Davis Cup for a while. We have no control over the players. The players must understand that success of the federation lies in the success off its players. Cheap Raptors Jerseys Authentic. Delivering a damning verdict on the federation ahead of last years Wimbledon, Nadal had termed it a terrible situation, one that was hurting sponsors enthusiasm, dreams of young players and tennis at large in the country.Nadal was speaking in the aftermath of the suspension of then president Jose Luis Escanuela for financial irregularities. A lot of the turmoil and internal wrangling last year also had to do with Escanuela naming Gala Leon, a former No. 27-ranked player, as the first female captain of the Spanish Davis Cup side.What followed was an out-in-the open players revolt. After Escanuelas suspension on the eve of Wimbledon, the next president Fernando Fernandez-Ladreda, who took over almost immediately, sacked Leon in his first move and went on to appoint current captain Conchita Martinez in her place.With Martinezs contract set to expire this December, Diaz says he would be careful to avoid a repeat of last year.We will hold a meeting with the players and discuss whether she should continue in her current position. Players opinion is crucial in this regard and we want to avoid any bad blood, he said.Finances, Diaz adds, have been crippling. Money in sport is non-negotiable. And we are no La Liga, he says, There are a lot of things we want to change in the existing system. To hold more tournaments across all tiers, for instance. 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