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PORTLAND, Ore. – Forward Jeremy Ebobisse scored late in the second half and the Portland Timbers defeated FC Dallas 1-0 in front of a crowd of 23,255 at Providence Park Saturday night.

Goalkeeper Steve Clark was credited with two saves and the Timbers earned their fourth clean sheet of 2021

Match Moments

43' - SAVE (POR) - Dallas broke out on a counter following a Portland corner kick. As they moved the ball around the Timbers 18-yard box, a chipped ball was sent to Paxton Pomykal who hit his shot on the volley but goalkeeper Steve Clark make a point-blank save.

45 - CHANCE (POR) - Following an FCD turnover in their own end, midfielder Dairon Asprilla pounced on the loose ball before driving a low shot on target that forced a diving save from Dallas goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer.

48' - CHANCE (POR) - Asprilla slipped a ball along the edge of the area for Yimmi Chara who sent a skipping shot just wide of the far post.

63' - CHANCE (POR) - Yimmi Chara sent a ball down the left sideline for Carlos VanRankin to run on to. The Timbers defender hit a long cross to the far post that Asprilla headed down but just wide of goal.

71' - SAVE (POR) - Clark made an alert stop down to his left on a corner kick header from Dallas' Franco Jara.

75' - CHANCE (POR) - On a short Portland corner kick, Diego Valeri and Yimmi Chara combined for a give-and-go that freed Valeri in the box. Valeri's fired shot was blocked by an FCD defender.

77' - CHANCE (POR) - The Timbers kept up the pressure with Yimmi Chara sending a square pass to Valeri atop the arc. Valeri's rising shot went just over the crossbar.

84' - GOAL (POR) - After patiently building all half, Portland's Jeremy Ebobisse put the Timbers ahead in the 84th minute. Yimmi Chara won the ball with a deft flick forward with his left boot to Ebobisse who darted down the middle. With Valeri on his right, Ebobisse feinted before smashing his shot top shelf past Maurer.

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The Portland Timbers next play Los Angeles FC on Wednesday, July 21 at Providence Park (7:30pm PT, FS1).

Portland Timbers (5-6-1, 16pts) vs. FC Dallas (2-6-5, 11pts)
July 17, 2021 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)

Goals by Half 1 2 F
FC Dallas 0 0 0
Portland Timbers 0 1 1

Scoring Summary:
POR: Ebobisse (Y. Chara), 84

Misconduct Summary:
POR: Bonilla (caution), 5
POR: Zuparic (caution), 52
FCD: Quignón (caution), 57
FCD: Pomykal (caution), 69

Lineups:
POR: GK Clark, D Bonilla (Bodily, 81), D Mabiala, D Zuparic, D Van Rankin, M Zambrano, M D. Chara ©, M Ebobisse, M Y. Chara (Tuiloma, 88), M Asprilla (Blanco, 81), F Mora (Valeri, 65)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Ivacic, D McGraw, M Fochive, M Loría, M Paredes

TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Asprilla, Y. Chara, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Asprilla, Ebobisse, 1); FOULS: 11 (D. Chara, 3); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 2

FCD: GK Maurer, D Bressan ©, D Hollingshead, D Che, D Burgess, M Pomyka (Twumasi , 82)l, M Cerrillo (Sealy, 87), M Quignón, M Ferreira, M Pepi (Ricaurte, 87), F Jara (Obrian, 78)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Megiolaro, D Nelson, M Vargas, M Schön, M Servania

TOTAL SHOTS: 7 (Pepi, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Jara, Pomykal, 1); FOULS: 17 (Cerrillo, Quignón, 3); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 1

Referee: Joe Dickerson
Assistant Referees: Nick Uranga, Apolinar Mariscal
Fourth Official: Brandon Stevis
VAR: Sorin Stoica
Attendance: 23,255
Weather: Mostly sunny, 78 degrees

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial

Notes

  • Portland is 7-1-3 all-time against FC Dallas at Providence Park.
  • Portland scored its 300th MLS goal at Providence Park in tonight’s match.
  • Reopened to full capacity, Providence Park saw the largest attendance (23,255) for a sporting event in Oregon since the Timbers’ match versus Nashville SC on May 8, 2020.
  • The Timbers recorded their third shutout of the season, and their second at home.
  • Steve Clark tallied his first shutout of the 2021 campaign.
  • Jeremy Ebobisse scored his team-best third goal of the 2021 campaign.
  • Ebobisse has now scored in two consecutive matches, and in three of the Timbers’ last four matches.
  • The goal was the 29th of Ebobisse’s career, and 25th in regular-season play.
  • Yimmi Chara recorded his first assist of the season, and ninth of his career with Portland.
  • With the start, Felipe Mora appeared in his first match since May 30 after being away with the Chilean National Team.
  • Tonight’s start was Yimmi Chara’s first appearance in a match since May 30 after being away with the Colombian National Team.
  • Sebastián Blanco made his third appearance of the season.
  • Dario Zuparic, Josecarlos Van Rankin, Dairon Asprilla, and Diego Valeri are the only Timbers to appear in all 12 regular-season matches in 2021.
  • Tonight was the first regular-season game Eryk Williamson did not feature in, who is away on national team duty at the Concacaf Gold Cup with the USMNT.
  • Overall, the Timbers are 91-34-45 in regular-season play at Providence Park.

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