PORTLAND, Ore. – Midfielder Cristhian Paredes earned, then scored, a game-tying penalty kick goal in the 80th minute as 10-man Portland Timbers came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw with Orlando City SC Sunday afternoon at Providence Park.

Match Moments

30' - CHANCE (POR) - The Timbers' Josecarlos Van Rankin had space on the right wing and crossed a ball towards the back post for a wide open Cristhian Paredes to make a diving header but his shot went just wide of the left post.

52' - GOAL (ORL) - Orlando took a 1-0 lead in the 52nd minute as a ball over the top found Júnior Urso near the penalty spot to redirect into the back of the net.

76' - RED CARD (POR) - In the 76th minute, Van Rankin picked up a second yellow card and accompanying red leaving the Timbers with 10 men for the rest of the game.

78' - CHANCE (POR) - Midfielder Santiago Moreno, working the left channel, fired a low shot that was just wide of the left post.

80' - PK GOAL (POR) - Portland equalized in the 80th minute as Cristhian Paredes, cut down in the box a minute earlier, converted his penalty kick attempt to tie the game at 1-1.

90+6' - CHANCE (POR) - Portland nearly took the lead late in stoppage time as they kept they pressure upfield on a free kick. After cycling the ball around the 18-yard box, midfielder Sebastián Blanco got free in the box and hit a shot that forced a finger-tip save from Orlando goalkeeper Mason Stajduhar.

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The Portland Timbers continue their homestand next Sunday when they host the LA Galaxy at Providence Park on Apr. 3 (1:30pm PT, TICKETS, FS1).

Portland Timbers (1-1-3, 6pts) vs. Orlando City SC (2-1-2, 8pts)
March 27, 2022 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)

Scoring Summary: 
ORL: Urso (Pato), 52
POR: Paredes (penalty kick), 80

Misconduct Summary:
POR: Bravo (caution), 65
POR: Van Rankin (caution), 71
POR: Van Rankin (caution, ejection), 76
POR: Paredes (caution), 81
POR: Bodily (caution), 90+4
ORL: Michel (caution), 90+4
ORL: Jansson (caution), 90+5

Lineups:
POR: GK Ivacic, D Van Rankin, D McGraw, D Zuparic, D Bravo, M D. Chara ©, M Paredes, M Moreno (Williamson, 86), M Y. Chara (Bonilla, 90+3), M Asprilla (Blanco, 62), F Niezgoda (Bodily, 90+3) 

Substitutes Not Used: GK Bingham, D Mabiala, D Rasmussen, M Ayala, M Fochive 

TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (Blanco, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Blanco, 2); FOULS: 21 (Van Rankin, 4); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 3

ORL: GK Stajduhar, D Ruan (Smith, 85), D Carlos, D Jansson, D Moutinho, M Urso, M Araújo (Kara, 85), M Akindele (Perea, 70), M Pereyra (Schlegel, 74), M Michel, F Pato

Substitutes Not Used: GK Grinwis, D Halliday, D Williams, M DeZart, F van de Water

TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Urso, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Urso, 2); FOULS: 9 (Araújo, 2); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 2

Referee: Marcos DeOliveira
Assistant Referees: Jeremy Hanson, Wienckowski
Fourth Official: Ramy Touchan
VAR: Edvin Jurisevic
Attendance: 22,948
Weather: Partly cloudy, 65 degrees  

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial

Notes

  • The Timbers are 1-1-3 in 2022 regular season play. 
  • Portland is unbeaten against Orlando in its last three matchups (1-0-2) including the MLS is Back final, dating back to July 18, 2019.
  • The Timbers’ draw today extended an eight-game unbeaten streak at Providence Park, dating back to Oct. 27, 2021.
  • The Timbers have scored in each of their five matches this year, more often than any other team in MLS this season.
  • Portland has scored at least one goal in 12-straight MLS matches, dating back to Oct. 27, 2021, scoring 21 in that run.
  • Cristhian Paredes scored the game-tying goal and his first of the 2022 campaign. It was his ninth career goal with Portland.
  • Paredes is the fifth different player to score for Portland this season in as many games.
  • The penalty kick was Paredes’ first of his career, both attempted and converted. 
  • Paredes had the highest expected goals on either team (1.34).
  • Diego Chara led the team with 13 possessions won. 
  • Claudio Bravo led the team in touches (102), duels won (7), tackles won (6) and interceptions (4).
  • Eryk Williamson made his first appearance since Aug. 29, 2021, after suffering a season-ending ACL injury. 
  • Pablo Bonilla recorded his season debut. 
  • D. Chara, Aljaz Ivacic and Zac McGraw have all played every minute this season for the Timbers.
  • Josecarlos Van Rankin received two yellow cards, resulting in ejection. He will not be available in Portland’s next match.