KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Forward Felipe Mora scored his team-leading seventh goal of the season and the Portland Timbers picked up a point on the road with a 1-1 draw against Sporting Kansas City Wednesday night at Children's Mercy Park.
- MATCHCENTER: Stats and Boxscore
17' - GOAL (POR) - The Timbers opened the scoring in the 17th minute as midfielder Marvin Loría lofted a perfect cross towards the top of the six-yard box where forward Felipe Mora swooped in to head it past Tim Melia giving Portland a 1-0 lead.
25' - SAVE (POR) - Goalkeeper Steve Clark dove to his left to deny SKC's Dániel Sallói's sharp-angled shot.
27' - OFFSIDE (POR) - Portland thought they scored a second goal on a nice curler from Loría but he was ruled offside and the call was checked by VAR.
59' - SAVE (POR) - Clark came up with a fantastic save at close range as Kansas City's Gada Kindi snapped a header down on frame but the Timbers 'keeper sprang to his right to push away the shot.
75' - CHANCE (POR) - Portland stole the ball on a bad SKC giveaway in their own end. Sebastián Blanco made a one-touch pass to Diego Valeri in the box who tried to chip Melia but the the shot skittered wide.
90+2' - GOAL (SKC) - In second half stoppage time, Sporting's Sallói hit a hard shot inside the near post to tie the game at 1-1.
The Portland Timbers continue their road trip with a visit to Texas to face Austin FC on Aug. 21 (6pm PT, FOX 12 PLUS).
Portland Timbers (7-9-3, 24pts) vs. Sporting Kansas City (11-4-5, 38pts)
August 18, 2021 – Children’s Mercy Park (Kansas City, Kans.)
POR: Mora (M. Loría), 17
SKC: Salloi (Pulido), 90+1
SKC: Salloi (caution), 25
POR: D. Chara (caution), 28
POR: Van Rankin (caution), 43
SKC: Pulido (caution), 62
POR: Bonilla (caution), 77
POR: Valeri (caution), 84
POR: GK Clark, D Van Rankin (Bonilla, 45), D Tuiloma, D Zuparic, D Bravo, M Zambrano (Valeri, 70), M D. Chara ©, M Paredes, F Loría (Blanco, 64), F Mora (Fochive, 64), F Asprilla (Y. Chara, 45)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Ivacic, D Mabiala, F Niezgoda
TOTAL SHOTS: 8 (Loría, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 1 (Mora, 1); FOULS: 14 (Bravo, 5); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 1; SAVES: 3
SKC: GK Melia, D Fontas, D Ilie, D Martins, D Zusi, M Espinoza (Shelton, 80), M Kinda, M Walter, F Pulido, F Russell, F Pulido
Substitutes Not Used: GK Pulskamp, D Dia, D Pierre, D Puncec, D Rad, M Barber, M Duke, F Harris
TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (Kinda, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Salloi, Kinda, 2); FOULS: 8 (three players tied, 2); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 11; SAVES: 0
- Portland is 5-7-6 against SKC, and 1-3-4 when playing at Children’s Mercy Park.
- The Timbers extended their unbeaten streak against Kansas City to six (3-0-3) since 2018.
- Felipe Mora scored his team-leading seventh goal of this season.
- Mora has scored five goals in his last seven appearances for Portland.
- Mora has tallied either a goal or an assist in the Timbers’ last four consecutive matches.
- Mora scored his fifth header of the 2021 campaign, the most in MLS.
- In 34 regular-season appearances, Mora has tallied 14 goals.
- Marvin Loría tallied his fifth assist of the 2021 campaign, and eighth of his career tonight.
- Loría leads the Timbers in assists this season (5).
- Loría led the team tonight in chances created with three.
- Diego Chara led the team tonight in interceptions (5).
- Claudio Bravo ranks second in the league in tackles won with 36.
- Since joining the Timbers in 2018, head coach Giovanni Savarese holds a record of 3-1-4 against SKC.
- Asprilla, Josecarlos Van Rankin, and Diego Valeri are the only Timbers to appear in all 19 regular season matches in 2021.