MATCH RECAP | Ten-man Portland Timbers lose 3-1 to 10-man LA Galaxy

PORTLAND, Ore. – In a card-filled affair, a 10-man Portland Timbers fell 3-1 to a 10-man LA Galaxy Sunday afternoon at Providence Park.

Defender Bill Tuiloma scored the lone goal for Portland with a 30-yard free kick golazo in the 51st minute.

Match Moments

9' - GOAL (LA) - The Galaxy took a nearly lead in the ninth minute when Samuel Grandsir's cross found Javier "Chicharito" Hernández on the back post to poke the ball into the back of the net.

11' - CHANCE (POR) - A poor defensive clearance by LA saw the ball fall to Yimmi Chara. He slipped a ball to Cristhian Paredes who saw his spinning shot get parried away with a sprawling save from LA goalkeeper Jonathan Bond.

16' - OWN GOAL (LA) - LA went up 2-0 when Grandsir went 1v1 into the Timbers area before his hard-angled shot deflected off of Bill Tuiloma and into the goal.

24' - DOUBLE SAVE (POR) - LA's Chicharito chipped a ball that was headed on frame but Portland goalkeeper Aljaz Ivacic got down to knock away. Another LA player attempted to backheel the rebound but Ivacic sprang to smother the attempt.

27' and 28' - CHANCES (POR) - Y. Chara collected the ball near the edge of the LA 18-yard box, stutter-stepped around a defender but sent his attempt wide. Moments later, Y. Chara broke through the defense, rounded the goalkeeper, but the shot was saved off the line by LA's Derrick Williams.

45+3' - RED CARD (POR) - Portland went down to 10 men when Pablo Bonilla was shown a straight red card by referee Nima Saghafi following an altercation between Bonilla and an LA player.

51' - GOAL (POR) - Tuiloma pulled a goal back for the short-handed Timbers with a spectacular 30-yard thunderbolt of a free kick into the upper 90 to make the score 2-1.

59' - GOAL (LA) - Chicharito scored his second for the Galaxy when he received a pass from Raheem Edwards and fired into the bottom corner of the Timbers net, making the score 3-1.

61' - RED CARD (LA) - The Galaxy went down to 10 men themselves when LA's Mark Delgado received his second yellow card for a foul just outside their own 18-yard box.

74' - SAVE (POR) - After a turnover led to a 2-on-1 break for LA, Ivacic made a great kick save to deny a shot from the Galaxy's Chicharito.


The Timbers take to the road next week when they travel north to face Vancouver Whitecaps FC on April 9 (7pm PT, FOX 12 PLUS).

Portland Timbers (1-2-3, 6pts) vs. LA Galaxy (3-2-0, 9pts)
April 3, 2022 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)

Scoring Summary: 
LAG: Chicharito (Grandsir, Raveloson), 9
LAG: Own goal (Tuiloma), 16
POR: Tuiloma, 51
LAG: Chicharito (Edwards), 59

Misconduct Summary:
POR: Bonilla (ejection), 45+3
LAG: Raveloson (caution), 45+4
POR: Blanco (caution), 48
LAG: DePuy (caution), 48
LAG: Delgado (caution), 50
POR: Chicarito (caution), 75
LAG: Delgado (ejection), 61
POR: D. Chara (caution), 90+2
LAG: Vázquez (caution), 90+3

POR: GK Ivacic, D Bonilla, D Tuiloma, D Zuparic, D Bravo, M D. Chara ©, M Paredes (Loría, 83), M Y. Chara, M Blanco (Williamson, 73), M Moreno (Rasmussen, 46), F Niezgoda (Asprilla, 68)

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

TOTAL SHOTS: 16 (Tuiloma, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (five players tied, 1); FOULS: 16 ( Y. Chara, Williamson, 3); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 2

LAG: GK Bond, D Edwards, D Williams, D DePuy, D Leerdam, M Grandsir (Araujo, 66), M Delgado, M Raveloson, M Cabral, F Álvarez (Aguirre, 86), F Chicharito (Joveljic, 86)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Klinsmann, D Coulibaly, D Zavaleta, M Vazquez, M Perez

TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (Chicharito, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Chicharito, 3); FOULS: 15 (Delgado, 4); OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 3

Referee: Nima Saghafi
Assistant Referees: Nick Uranga, Cameron Blanchard
Fourth Official: Lukasz Szpala
VAR: Jon Freemon
Attendance: 24,534
Weather: Cloudy, 51 degrees  

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial


  • The loss snapped an eight-game unbeaten run for the Timbers at Providence Park, dating back to Oct. 27, 2021.
  • Portland has scored in 13th consecutive MLS matches, tallying 22 goals during that stretch.
  • The Timbers have scored in 19 straight home MLS matches.
  • Portland is one of five teams in MLS to score in all of their matches to start the season along with LAFC, Philadelphia, Minnesota and Toronto. 
  • Bill Tuiloma scored his second goal of the season. He is tied for the most goals scored on the team this season with Yimmi Chara. 
  • Tuiloma has six career goals in his MLS career and two of those goals have come directly from a free kick.
  • Sebastián Blanco earned his first start of the 2022 season. It was Blanco’s 110th start with Portland in MLS play.
  • With two fouls committed in the match, Diego Chara tied the record for most fouls committed (756) in league history. He is tied as the all-time leader with Kyle Beckerman. 
  • Dario Zuparic made his 50th career MLS start in the match.
  • Both teams had red cards in the match. Pablo Bonilla was sent off in first-half stoppage time, while Marky Delgado was shown two yellow cards and sent off in the 61st minute. Bonilla will be suspended for Portland’s road match on April 9 against Vancouver.