PORTLAND, Ore. – The Timbers extended their unbeaten streak to three games with their second straight clean sheet as Portland played to a 0-0 draw against Real Salt Lake Saturday night at Providence Park.

Match Moments

16' - CHANCE (POR) - Portland took a short corner kick to Santiago Moreno on the near side of the 18-yard box. Moreno chipped it across to Bill Tuiloma who headed it on goal but right to RSL goalkeeper Zac MacMath.

20' - CLEARANCE (POR) - RSL's Justin Meram, deep in the Portland end on the near corner, curled a free kick towards goal the Portland goalkeeper Aljaz Ivacic came out authoritatively to punch away.

26' - CHANCE (POR) - Tuiloma curled a free kick around the wall from about 20 yards out from goal but MacMath was in position to make the catch.

38' - CHANCE (POR) - As RSL tried to clear the ball from their area, Cristhian Paredes fired a dipping half-volley from 35 yards out forcing MacMath to jump and tip the shot over the net.

45' - CHANCE (POR) - On a Portland throw-in in the attacking third, the ball went to the middle for Tuiloma to run on and hit a low, swerving shot that narrowly missed the left post.

76' - SAVE (POR) - Ivacic remained alert as a ball over the top found RSL's Maikel Chang sneak to back post for a shot but the Timbers goalkeeper made the save.

90+3' - CHANCE (POR) - Timbers pushed ahead and Jaroslaw Niezgoda found space just outside the arc to turn and fire but MacMath made the save.

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The Portland Timbers continue regular-season play next Saturday when they travel to face the Colorado Rapids on Apr. 30 (6pm PT, FOX 12 PLUS). Next Wednesday, Apr. 27, the Timbers will join Portland Thorns FC in a special PTFC for Peace charity match benefiting UNICEF's efforts in assisting those affected by the war in Ukraine. Tickets are free with an encouraged donation (6pm PT, TICKETS, Stream at Timbers.com).

Portland Timbers (2-2-5, 11pts) vs. Real Salt Lake (3-2-4, 13pts)
April 23, 2022 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)

Scoring Summary:
None

Misconduct Summary:
POR: Bravo (caution), 77
POR: Mabiala (caution), 86
POR: Paredes (caution), 90+2

Lineups:
POR: GK Ivacic, D Van Rankin (McGraw, 88), D Mabiala, D Tuiloma, D Bravo, M Williamson (Ayala, 71), M Paredes, M Blanco © (Niezgoda, 59), M Moreno (Loría, 71), M Asprilla, F Y. Chara (Zuparic, 89)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Bingham, GK Justin Vom steeg, D Bonilla, M Bodily

TOTAL SHOTS: 15 (Tuiloma, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Tuiloma, 2); FOULS: 15 (Mabiala, 4); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 2

RSL: GK MacMath, D Brody, D Glad, D Herrera, D Silva ©, M Ruiz, M Meram (Schmitt, 90+4), M Cordova, M Chang (Loffelsend, 85), F Luiz (M Caldwell, 80), F Wood (Rubin, 80)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Gomez, D Orozco, M Besler, M Davis, F Garcia

TOTAL SHOTS: 5 (Chang, Ruiz, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Chang, Cordova, 1); FOULS: 11 (Glad, 3); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 1; SAVES: 5

Referee: Chris Penso
Assistant Referees: Ian Anderson, Meghan Mullen
Fourth Official: Andrew Bigelow
VAR: Kevin Terry Jr.
Attendance: 24,206
Weather: Partly cloudy, 63 degrees

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial

Notes

  • Portland did not surrender a shot on goal until the 76th minute of the match. 
  • The Timbers have allowed just four shots on target in their last two matches.
  • Portland recorded its second consecutive shutout, and its third of the 2022 campaign. 
  • Two of Portland’s three shutouts this season have come at Providence Park.
  • The Timbers are unbeaten in their last three matches, posting a record of 2-0-1.
  • Yimmi Chara made his 50th MLS regular season start in the match. 
  • Y. Chara started and played in his ninth match this season, along with Aljaz Ivacic, he is the only other player to start every match this season for Portland.
  • The Timbers have not allowed a first-half goal in six of their nine games this season. Only the Chicago Fire (8) have held an opponent scoreless in the first half more times.
  • Portland is unbeaten in its last seven matches (5-0-2), including the playoffs, against Real Salt Lake.
  • The Timbers attempted 626 passes in the match, a season high. It is also the second highest in the team’s MLS history. The 626 is second only to 690 attempted passes which Portland achieved in a 1-1 draw against FC Dallas on Nov. 22, 2020.