The Portland Timbers continued their unbeaten streak to seven games as the team drew 1-1 with the LA Galaxy at Providence Park on Saturday afternoon. Here are three key #StatMan takeaways from #PORvLA.
10 Portland finished with a season-high 10 shots on target against LA. That is the most by the Timbers in a match this season and ties for the fourth-most shots on goal by the Timbers in MLS play.
96.67 Starting his second match of the season, defender Julio Cascante completed 29 of his 30 passes for a passing accuracy of 96.67 percent. Cascante is the fourth Timbers central defender to have a passing accuracy that high (minimum 25 passes) in a single MLS match, joining Larrys Mabiala, Nat Borchers, and Futty Danso.
6 With his penalty kick goal, Diego Valeri now has six goals for 2018, marking the fifth time Valeri has scored at least six goals in a season. Valeri is one of four MLS players with six or more goals in five of the last six seasons along with Bradley Wright-Phillips, Chris Wondolowski and Dom Dwyer.
215 Midfielder Diego Chara played in his 215th league match for the Timbers in the draw. The 215 games played sets the record for most appearances by a Timbers player across all eras of the club.