Yimmi Chara, Timbers vs FC Dallas, 05.01.21

Sandwiched between its Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals with Club América, the Portland Timbers fell to FC Dallas, 4-1, on Saturday at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Coming on as a halftime sub, Eryk Williamson scored for the Timbers.

Portland used a heavily-rotated lineup and both defender Zac McGraw and goalkeeper Hunter Sulte made their professional debuts in the match. 

Match Moments

2' — GOAL (DAL) — FC Dallas took an early lead when Andrés Ricaurte scored his second career MLS goal. 

12' — CHANCE (POR) — Defender Dario Zuparic had his shot blocked by a defender after the ball bounced to the Croatian defender in the goalbox. 

13' — GOAL (DAL) — The home side doubled its lead when Jáder Obrian finished off a long direct punt from their goalkeeper. 

45+3' — GOAL (DAL) — After goalkeeper Hunter Sulte made a save on an FC Dallas goalkeeper, Bressan scored on the rebound. 

57' — CHANCE (POR) — On his debut, Zac McGraw headed a Diego Valeri free kick into the outside netting of the goal. 

59' — POST (POR) — McGraw almost scored again when his header hit the post after a corner kick from Valeri. 

62' — GOAL (POR) — Playing a beautiful give-and-go with Valeri, Eryk Williamson pulled a goal back for the Timbers with a one-time finish. 

85' — GOAL (DAL)  — Dante Sealy scored on the counter to cap the win for FC Dallas. 


  • Eryk Williamson scored his first goal of the season. Williamson has scored four goals in his MLS career.
  • Diego Valeri tallied his first assist in 2021 MLS play in the match.
  • Valeri notched the 89th assist of his MLS career, which ranks as the 10th-most assists in MLS history.
  • Valeri’s assist was his 38th road assist – the eighth-most in MLS history.
  • Valeri turned 35 today. It marked the second time in his career that Valeri has notched an assist on his birthday. He also accomplished this feat in 2016.
  • Hunter Sulte is the second youngest goalkeeper to ever start an MLS match at 19 years and six days.
  • Sulte is the second MLS player from Alaska, joining Ely Allen.
  • At 6’7”, Sulte is the tallest goalkeeper in MLS history.
  • Zac McGraw is the first MLS player from Army West Point and the second MLS player from a Service Academy (Joe Greenspan) to appear in an MLS match.

Next Game
Portland travels to Mexico City and Estadio Azteca for the second leg of the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals on May 5; kickoff is set for 7:15 p.m. (Pacific) with a national television broadcast on FS1.

Portland Timbers (1-2-0, 3pts) vs. FC Dallas (1-1-1, 3pts)
May 1, 2021 – Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas)

Goals by Half                            1          2          F

Portland Timbers                        0          1          1
FC Dallas                                  3          1          4

Scoring Summary:
FCD: Ricaurte (Hollingshead, Vargas), 2
FCD: Obrian (Phelipe), 13
FCD: Bressan, 45+3
POR: Williamson (Valeri), 62
FCD: Sealy (Jara, Pomykal), 85

Misconduct Summary:
FCD: Munjoma (caution), 12
POR: Bodily (caution), 69
FCD: Hollingshead (caution), 78
FCD: Ricaurte (caution), 82
POR: Valeri (caution), 87

POR: GK Sulte, D Bonilla, D McGraw, Zuparic ©, D Bravo (Van Rankin, 45), M Zambrano, M Polo (Williamson, 45), M Bodily (Ebobisse, 75), M Y. Chara (Valeri, 45), M Loría, F Mora (Asprilla, 45)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Attinella, D Mabiala, D Tuiloma, M D. Chara

TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (Four players tied, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Valeri, Williamson, 2); FOULS: 12 (Bodily, 3); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 2

FCD: GK Phelipe, D Munjoma (Nelson, 60), D Martínez, D Bressan ©, D Hollingshead, M Acosta, M Ricuarte, M Tessmann (Cerrillo, 67), F Obrian (Sealy, 83), F Pepi (Jara, 67), F Vargas (Pomykal, 59)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Zobeck, D Burgess, M Elmedkhar, M Twumasi

TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Three players tied, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Six players tied, 1); FOULS: 16 (Acosta, 3); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 1

Referee: Alan Kelly
Assistant Referees: Diego Blas, Andrew Bigelow
Fourth Official: JC Griggs
VAR: Armando Villarreal
Attendance: 8,621
Weather: Cloudy, 71 degrees

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial