PORTLAND, Ore.- In a match that saw two Timbers players subbed off due to injury, the Portland Timbers fell to Seattle Sounders FC, 2-1, on Sunday at Providence Park. Bill Tuiloma scored a stoppage-time free kick for the Timbers in a match that saw each team attempt a penalty kick.
12' — SHOT (POR) — Defender Larrys Mabiala stole the ball at the halfway line from Seattle, leading to a Timbers counter that ended with Marvin Loría forcing a save from Stefan Frei.
43' — SHOT (POR) — Jeremy Ebobisse rose highest to meet a Diego Valeri corner kick, but Ebobisse's header flew wide of goal.
52' — SHOT (POR) — After Bill Tuiloma forced a turnover high up the field, Loría rocketed a shot towards goal, only to be denied by Frei.
58' — POST (POR) — Ebobisse drew a penalty against Shane O'Neill but Valeri's spotkick was denied by the woodwork.
63' — GOAL (SEA) — Raul Ruidiaz gave the Sounders the lead when he scored on a penalty kick.
76' — SAVE (POR) — Coming on as a substitute for an injured Jeff Attinella, goalkeeper Hunter Sulte denied a long-range effort from Fredy Montero.
79' — GOAL (SEA) — Montero doubled Seattle's lead with a header goal.
90+4' — GOAL (POR) — Defender Bill Tuiloma added a consolation goal for the home side, when he scored direct from a free kick after Felipe Mora drew a foul.
- Bill Tuiloma scored the fourth goal of his Timbers career. Tuiloma has scored one goal in four consecutive seasons.
- Tuiloma is the ninth Timbers player to score directly from a free kick in MLS play and the first Portland defender to accomplish this feat.
- It was the first time Tuiloma has scored at Providence Park.
- Hunter Sulte made his Timbers’ Providence Park debut, entering the match a second-half substitute. Sulte featured with T2 at Providence Park during the 2020 USL Championship season.
- Jeremy Ebobisse made his first start of the season.
- For the first time in MLS history, two sets of brothers started in the same match – Diego and Yimmi Chara for Portland and Alex and Christian Roldan for Seattle.
- Sunday’s match was the 100th time teams named the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders squared off.
The Timbers travel for a road match against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, May 15, at PayPal Park. The May 15 match kicks off at 7 p.m. (Pacific) and features a local television broadcast on FOX 12 PLUS with radio broadcasts on 750 The Game (English) and La GranD 1150AM/93.5 FM (Spanish).
Portland Timbers (1-3-0, 3pts) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (3-0-1, 10pts)
May 9, 2021 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)
Goals by Half
Seattle Sounders FC 0 2 2
Portland Timbers 0 1 1
SEA: Ruidíaz (penalty kick), 63
SEA: Montero (João Paulo), 79
POR: Tuiloma, 90+4
SEA: Nouhou (caution), 17
POR: Loría (caution), 21
SEA: Delem (caution), 90+3
POR: GK Attinella (Sulte, 68), D Van Rankin, D Mabiala (Tuiloma, 15), D Zuparic, D Bravo, M D. Chara, M Williamson, M Y. Chara, M Valeri © (Asprilla, 60), M Loría (Polo, 67), F Ebobisse (Mora, 60)
Substitutes Not Used: D Bonilla, D McGraw, M Bodily, M Zambrano
TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Ebobisse, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Loría, Tuiloma, 2); FOULS: 15 (Valeri, 3); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 2
SEA: GK Frei, D Gómez, D O’Neill, D Nouhou, M A. Roldan, M João Paulo (Leyva, 90), M Rowe (Delem, 72), M Smith (Arreaga, 81), M C. Roldan, F Ruidíaz, F Bruin (Montero, 72)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Richey, M Dobbelaere, M Medranda
TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Ruidíaz, 7); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Montero, Ruidíaz, 2); FOULS: 13 (Rowe, 4); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 3
Referee: Chris Penso
Assistant Referees: Ian Anderson, Eric Weisbrod
Fourth Official: Elijio Arreguin
VAR: Edvin Jurisevic
Weather: Cloudy, 59 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial