CINCINNATI – The Portland Timbers, playing with 10 men, fell 3-0 to FC Cincinnati Sunday at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The goals for the home side came from Kendall Waston, Allan Cruz and Mathieu Deplagne.
15' - GOAL (CIN) - Cincinnati scored first when Kendall Waston headed in a goal off a free kick from Leonardo Bertone in the 15th minute.
32' - CHANCE (POR) - On a Timbers attack forward, the ball bounced out to midfielder Bill Tuiloma who hit a hard, skipping shot from 35 yards out that forced a diving save from Cincinnati goalkeeper Spencer Richey. On the ensuing corner, Dairon Asprilla took a shot from close range that Richey also parried away.
61' - GOAL (CIN) - Allan Cruz made it 2-0 for the home side when he received a pass on the edge of the six-yard box and back-heeled a shot into the bottom left corner of the net.
63' - GOAL (CIN) - Mathieu Deplagne scored two minutes later when he took a cross from Darren Mattocks on the back post and knocked it in to make it 3-0.
70' - RED CARD (POR) - Larrys Mabiala received a second yellow card and accompanying red card for a foul on the edge of the box to put Portland at 10 men for the remainder of the match.
78' - CHANCE (POR) - Diego Valeri, dribbling around the left channel, let fly a dipping shot on frame that forced a save from Richey at the near post.
The Portland Timbers have an off week next week to to the international break. They'll next play the LA Galaxy on Mar. 31 at Dignity Health Sports Park (6pm PT, ESPN2).
Portland Timbers (0-2-1, 1pt) vs. FC Cincinnati (1-1-1, 4pt)
March 17, 2019 – Nippert Stadium (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Portland Timbers 0 0 0
FC Cincinnati 1 2 3
CIN: Waston (Bertone), 15
CIN: Cruz, 61
CIN: Deplagne (Mattocks), 63
POR: Mabiala (caution), 45+3
CIN: Waston (caution), 46
POR: Melano (caution), 65
POR: Mabiala (ejection), 70
CIN: Bertone (caution), 90
POR: GK Attinella, D Valentin, D Mabiala, D Dielna, D Villafaña, M Paredes, M Tuiloma, M Asprilla (Polo, 66), M Valeri ©, M Blanco (Guzmán, 79), F Melano (Ebobisse, 67)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Clark, D Cascante, D Moreira, M Flores
TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (Asprilla, Valeri, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Three players tied, 1); FOULS: 13 (Mabiala, 3); OFFSIDES:2; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 4
CIN: GK Richey, D Powell, D Hagglund, D Waston ©, D Deplagne, M Cruz, M Bertone, M Ulloa, M Lamah (Garza, 81), F Manneh (Ledesma, 85), F Adi (Mattocks, 46)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Hague, D Hoyte, M Saief, M Stanko
TOTAL SHOTS: 17 (Three players tied, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 7 (Cruz, Deplagne, 2); FOULS: 13 (Three players tied, 2); OFFSIDES: 5; CORNER KICKS: 10; SAVES: 3
Referee: Ismail Elfath
Assistant Referees: Kathryn Nebsitt, Jeffrey Greeson
4th Official: Marcos DeOliveira
VAR: Kevin Terry Jr.
Weather: Cloudy, 51 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial