NEW YORK – The Portland Timbers broke their goalless drought and picked up a point on the road as they drew 1-1 with the New York Red Bulls Saturday evening at Red Bull Arena. Forward Jaroslaw Niezgoda scored his third goal of the season in the match.

Match Moments

16' - CHANCE (POR) - Portland patiently worked the ball around in the attacking third. Santiago Moreno released Yimmi Chara on the right who passed it back near the edge of the area and darted towards goal. Moreno then sent a scooped pass back to Chara but the midfielder's shot went high.

24' - TACKLE (POR) - With New York breaking forward, Eryk Williamson sprinted back to make an expertly timed tackle just inside the Portland half to snuff out the Red Bulls attack.

25' - CHANCE (POR) - Portland went direct upfield to Jaroslaw Niezgoda. He carried the ball forward and then played it back to Moreno. Moreno took a touch and launched a 20-yard shot that clanged off the crossbar.

43' - SAVE (POR) - Timbers goalkeeper David Bingham got down quickly to make a save on a shot from Red Bulls forward David Barlow. Defender Pablo Bonilla then cleared the rebound away.

48' - CHANCE (POR) - After the ball was deflected off Moreno in the New York box, Justin Rasmussen ran in to fire a shot towards goal that was narrowly deflected away by a Red Bulls defender.

53' - GOAL (POR) - Portland finally broke their goalless streak with a goal in the 53rd minute. After carefully pushing upfield with Chara, Loría and Moreno working together, Moreno carried the ball out wide and crossed in a low pass towards the near post that Niezgoda snuck into to redirect inside for a 1-0 Portland lead.

67' - GOAL (NY) - The Red Bulls tied the game at 1-1 in the 67th minute when Aaron Long slotted home a shot off a scramble in front of the goal following a corner kick.

84' - SAVE (POR) - Bingham did well to change direction and make a save on a swerving shot from New York's Lewis Morgan.

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The Portland Timbers now switch play for the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup when the travel to take on Los Angeles FC on Tuesday, May 10 at Banc of California Stadium (7:30pm PT, ESPN+).

Portland Timbers (2-3-6, 12pts) vs. New York Red Bulls (5-2-3, 18pts)
May 7, 2022 – Red Bull Arena (Harrison, N.J.)

Scoring Summary: 
POR: Niezgoda (Moreno, Loría), 53
NYRB: Long (Nealis, Edwards), 67

Misconduct Summary:
POR: Williamson (caution), 46
NYRB: Cásseres Jr. (caution), 90+1

Lineups:
POR: GK Bingham, D Bonilla, D Mabiala ©, D Zuparic (Tuiloma, 76), D Rasmussen, M Paredes, M Moreno (Blanco, 76), M Y. Chara, M Williamson (D. Chara, 69), M Loría (Ayala, 86), F Niezgoda

Substitutes Not Used: GK Vom Steeg, D McGraw, F Ikoba

TOTAL SHOTS: 7 (Y. Chara, Moreno, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 1 (Niezgoda, 1); FOULS: 12 (Bonilla, 4); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 1; SAVES: 3

NYRB: GK Carlos, D Edwards, D D. Nealis (Fernandez, 72), D S. Nealis, D Long ©, D Tolkin, M Amaya (Yearwood, 69), M Morgan, M Cásseres Jr., F Barlow (Ryan, 81), F Luquinhas

Substitutes Not Used: GK Meara, D Monzon, M Edleman, F Fletcher 

TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (Morgan, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Morgan, 2); FOULS: 11 (Three players tied, 2); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 0

Referee: Alex Chilowicz
Assistant Referees: Cory Richardson, Tyler Wyrostek
Fourth Official: Matt Franz
VAR: Jorge Gonzalez
Attendance: 17,017
Weather: Cloudy, 47 degrees

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial

Notes

  • Jaroslaw Niezgoda scored his third goal of the season. He is tied for the team lead in goals with Yimmi Chara.
  • All three of Niezgoda’s goals have come in road matches this season.
  • Marvin Loría recorded his first assist of the 2022 season and the 10th assist of his MLS career in the match.
  • Loria is one of five players on the active Timbers roster with 10 or more career assists with the club, joining Dairon Asprilla, Sebastián Blanco, Diego Chara and Yimmi Chara.
  • Santiago Moreno tallied his second assist of the campaign. He is one of three players on the team with multiple assists this season (Yimmi Chara, Sebastián Blanco).
  • The Timbers have scored four goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half, only Orlando City (5) and New York City FC (5) have scored more in MLS this season.
  • Portland is unbeaten against Eastern Conference opponents in 2022, earning draws against the New England Revolution, Orlando City SC and the Red Bulls.
  • With the draw, Portland has earned at least one point in three of its last four trips to Red Bull Arena, posting a record of 1-1-2, dating back to May 24, 2014.
  • David Bingham made his Timbers debut in the match. It was the 181st start in his MLS career.
  • Yimmi Chara has started all 11 games for Portland this season. He is the only player to start every match for the team in 2022.