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Locomotive FC’s Logan Ketterer shines in MLS Debut with Portland Timbers

SAN JOSE, California - El Paso Locomotive FC goalkeeper Logan Ketterer is technically on loan with the Portland Timbers. But after his dazzling performance in his MLS debut Saturday, the Timbers might not want to give him back.

Ketterer produced a clean sheet and a penalty save of MLS all-time leading goal scorer Chris Wondolowski to preserve a 2-0 Timbers victory at the San Jose Earthquakes at PayPal Park.

Signed by Portland on loan from El Paso on Thursday, Ketterer made the start with Portland facing dire injuries at the goalkeeper position.

Ketterer's first save came in the 31st minute, when he parried an in-swinging cross off a free kick over the bar.

But the highlight came in the 62nd minute, after the Timbers were whistled for a handball in the box to set up an Earthquakes penalty. With Portland clinging to a 1-0 lead, legendary MLS striker Wondolowski stepped in to take the PK.

But Ketterer was unfazed by the man they call "Wondo," as he dove to his right to block the attempt from tying the game.

The Timbers would an insurance goal in the 74th minute, and Ketterer would preserve the win with a clean sheet to become the first Timbers goalkeeper ever to save a penalty kick and have a shutout in the same MLS match.

In three years with Locomotive FC, Ketterer has accounted 22 shutouts in 55 appearances (55 starts) across all competitions. During the 2020 campaign, Ketterer posted nine shutouts in 16 appearances.

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Nate Ryan

Nate Ryan is an ABC-7 sports anchor/reporter.

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