PORTLAND, Ore. – Playing an even game throughout, the Portland Timbers lost 1-0 to the Colorado Rapids Wednesday night at Providence Park.
52' - SAVE (POR) - After a scoreless first half, Timbers goalkeeper Steve Clark made a good save on a shot from atop the 18-yard box from Colorado's Cole Bassett.
58' - CHANCE (POR) - Portland had some sustained pressure around the Colorado 18-yard box. Diego Valeri – freshly subbed on only moments earlier – pinged a ball out to the left side for Marco Farfan. Farfan's cut-back pass went to Yimmi Chara who one-timed it but the shot went wide of the right post.
75' - CHANCE (POR) - Dario Zuparic spied an open Valeri along the edge of the box and passed the ball ahead to him. Valeri trapped the ball, turned to his left but then back-heeled a pass to Jorge Villafaña on his right. Villafaña's side-footed shot hit the side netting, just outside the left post.
83' - GOAL (COL) - The Rapids took a 1-0 lead in the 83rd minute when forward Diego Rubio slipped a pass through to midfielder Kellyn Acosta in the box who then scored.
90' - SAVE (POR) - Colorado's Nicolás Mezquida hit a low hard shot that Clark sprung to his right to knock away.
90+7' - CHANCE (POR) - Portland almost tied it late in stoppage time when Villafaña cut a ball back in the box for Dairon Asprilla. Asprilla – who was making his first appearance since a knee injury in march – controlled the ball in traffic and hit a hammered shot that clanged off the post and away.
The Timbers will finish the 2020 regular season Sunday when they travel to face Los Angeles FC at Banc of California Stadium as part of AT&T Decision Day. Kickoff is 3:30pm PT on FS1.
Portland Timbers (11-6-5, 38pts) vs. Colorado Rapids (7-6-4, 25pts)
Nov. 4, 2020 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Portland Timbers 0 0 0
Colorado Rapids 0 1 1
COL: Acosta (Rubio, Namli), 83
POR: D. Chara (caution), 49
POR: Bonilla (caution), 81
COL: Mezquida (caution), 90+1
POR: Zuparic (caution), 90+3
POR: GK Clark, D Bonilla (Mabiala, 88), D Tuiloma, D Zuparic, D Farfan (Villafaña, 68), M D. Chara ©, M Paredes, M Polo (Asprilla, 88), M Williamson (Valeri, 55), M Flores (Y. Chara, 46), F Mora
Substitutes Not Used: GK Ivacic, M Conechny, M Loría, M Zambrano
TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Tuiloma, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 0; FOULS: 13 (D. Chara, 4); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 3
COL: GK Yarbrough, D Rosenberry, D Abubakar, D Wilson, D Vines, M Bassett (Acosta, 58), M Price, M Namli (Moor, 85), F Shinyashiki (Mezquida, 74), F Rubio, F Benezet (Lewis, 58)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Irwin, D Trusty, D Kelly, D Beitashour, F Galván
TOTAL SHOTS: 8 (Shinyashiki, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Four players tied, 1); FOULS: 16 (Rosenberry, Wilson, 3); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 0
Referee: Joe Dickerson
Assistant Referees: Jose Da Silva, TJ Zablocki
Fourth Official: Luis Arroyo
VAR: Daniel Radford
Weather: Cloudy, 63 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial