Evander named to MLS Team of the Matchday for Matchday 21

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Evander notched a goal and assist in the Timbers’ 2-1 road victory over the San Jose Earthquakes to extend unbeaten streak to five straight

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Timbers midfielder Evander has been named to Team of the Matchday for Matchday 21, the league announced today. Evander notched a goal and assist to lift the Timbers to a 2-1 road win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday night. It marks Evander’s seventh Team of the Matchday recognition of the 2024 campaign.

Evander registered a goal and an assist in the same match for the sixth time this season, setting a new single-season club record. The Brazilian midfielder scored his eighth goal of the 2024 campaign, tied with Felipe Mora for the team lead, and tallied his team-leading ninth assist of the year. Notably, Evander has helped Portland to a five-game unbeaten streak with three wins and two draws, while recording three goals and four assists in that span. With 17 goal contributions this season, Evander is tied for fifth-most in MLS.

Since joining Portland in 2023, Evander has notched 31 goal contributions (17g, 14a) in 42 regular season appearances for the Timbers. On Wednesday night, Evander set a new franchise record as the fastest player in club history to reach 30 goal contributions, previously set by Diego Valeri (45).


The Timbers will face a quick turnaround to host Cascadia rival Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Providence Park on Saturday, June 22 at 7:30pm PT. A stream will be available on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app in English and Spanish. Local radio broadcasts are available on 750 The Game (English) and La GranD 1150AM/93.5 FM (Spanish).