By The Numbers | Diego Chara makes 300th regular-season appearance, Savarese earns 50th MLS victory


The Portland Timbers defeated Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1-0 at BC Place Friday evening thanks to a second half own goal. Here are three numbers to know from the match.


Midfielder Diego Chara made his 300th regular-season appearance for the Portland Timbers Friday night, becoming just the eighth player in MLS history to achieve the feat with the same team. He’s also only the third ever in league history to hit the mark having played for only one team in his career.


With the win, head coach Giovanni Savarese now has 50 MLS regular-season wins in his career.


The victory was Portland’s third straight road clean sheet win in a row – a first for the club in their MLS era.