The Portland Timbers had two dramatic goals to earn a 2-1 victory against Los Angeles FC. While Felipe Mora’s late stoppage time winner will grab the headlines, the night opened on a historic note, one that would help continue a happy trend for the Timbers.
A peek at Wednesday’s match against LAFC By The Numbers:
Diego Valeri scored his 100th goal in Green & Gold on Wednesday against LAFC. Since joining the club in 2013, Valeri has recorded 100 goals and 103 assists in 290 appearances across all competitions. He’s the only Timber – across all eras – to tally 100 or more goals and 100 or more assists.
When the Timbers score first, good things tend to happen. Portland has struck for the opening goal in a match on seven occasions in 2021 – across all competitions – earning points in all seven instances. The Timbers have a record of 6-0-1 when scoring first, including a 5-0-0 mark at Providence Park.
If you were trying to grab an early beverage around kickoff, you likely missed Valeri’s goal – scored just 80 seconds into the contest. As quickly as it came in the match, it’s just the fourth-quickest goal scored by the Timbers since 2011.
Here is a quick list of the quickest goals; Valeri has scored two of them.
- :27 seconds – Dec. 6, 2015 (MLS Cup) by Diego Valeri
- :34 seconds – May 3, 2014 (regular season) by Gastón Fernández
- 1:12 – Aug. 21, 2011 (regular-season) by Diego Chara
- 1:20 – July 21, 2021 (regular season) by Diego Valeri