Champions League

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCH RECAP | Portland Timbers 1, Club América 1

PORTLAND, Ore.- Felipe Mora scored on a penalty kick on the final touch of the match to give the Portland Timbers a 1-1 draw against Club América in the first leg of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday night at Providence Park. The teams combined for 41 fouls and 10 yellow cards in the match. 

Match Moments

23' — SAVE (POR) — Goalkeeper Jeff Attinella made the first save of the match when he made a diving stop, getting his outstretched arm on a long-range shot. 

45+' — GOAL (AME) — Club América took the lead when Roger 

50' — WOODWORK (POR) — Dairon Asprilla dribbled his way through the defense only to have his shot from a tight angle kiss off the crossbar. 

80' — SHOT (POR) — Asprilla forced a save when he fired an effort on target after chesting down a long cross. Asprilla's tight-angled effort was corralled by a diving Memo Ochoa.

90+7'— GOAL (POR) — After a defender was called for a handball in the box after a goalmouth scramble, forward Felipe Mora calmly slotted a penalty kick into the inside netting to give Portland the draw on the final touch of the match. It was Mora's second goal of the competition. 


  • Felipe Mora scored the game-tying goal in the 97th minute of the match. Mora has scored two goals in the 2021 Concacaf Champions League.
  • Renzo Zambrano made his debut in the competition.
  • The Timbers remain unbeaten at home all-time in the competition with a record of 5-0-2. Portland is 6-2-3 all-time in CCL play.
  • Portland is undefeated in three CCL matches (1-0-2) in 2021.
  • The match marked the Timbers first appearance in the quarterfinal round of the tournament.
  • Club América is the first team from Mexico that the Timbers have faced in a competitive match.

Next Game
Facing a quick turnaround, the Timbers travel for a road match against FC Dallas on Saturday, May 1, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The May 1 match kicks off at 5 p.m. (Pacific) and features a local television broadcast on FOX 12 PLUS with radio broadcasts on 750 The Game (English) and La GranD 1150AM/93.5 FM (Spanish).

Portland Timbers vs. Club América
Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League – Quarterfinals – Leg 1

April 28, 2021 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)

Goals by Half                            1          2          F

Club América                            1          0          1
Portland Timbers                       0          1          1

Scoring Summary:
AME: Martínez (penalty kick), 45+1
POR: Mora (penalty kick), 90+7

Misconduct Summary:
POR: Mora (caution), 19
AME: Suárez (caution), 33
POR: Zuparic (caution), 40
POR: Bravo (caution), 53
AME: Aquino (caution), 61
AME: Fuentes (caution), 70
AME: Sánchez (caution), 71
AME: Martínez (caution), 82
POR: D. Chara (caution), 87

POR: GK Attinella, Van Rankin, D Mabiala, D Zuparic, D Bravo, M D. Chara, M Williamson (Paredes, 70, Zambrano, 77), M Y. Chara, M Valeri © (Loría, 85), M Asprilla (Bodily, 85), F Mora

Substitutes Not Used: GK Sulte, D Bonilla, D Tuiloma

TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (Asprilla, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Four players tied, 1); FOULS: 21 (Mabiala, 4); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 5

AME: GK Ochoa, D Sánchez, D Valdez, D Cáceres, D Fuentes, M Aquino, M Suárez (Benedetti, 78), M Sánchez, M Fidalgo, M Laínez, F Martínez (Viñas, 85)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Jiménez, D Colula, D Silva, M Naveda, F dos Santos

TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Martínez, Suárez, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Martínez, 2); FOULS: 20 (Sánchez, 6); OFFSIDES: 4; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 3

Referee: Mario Escobar
Assistant Referees: Juan Tipaz, Nicholas Anderson
Fourth Official: John Pitti
VAR: David Gantar
Weather: Partly cloudy, 72 degrees

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial

Full coverage of leg one — Timbers and América: