The Timbers keep it rolling, beating Minnesota United in 1-0 shutout at Providence Park.
The Portland Timbers earned their fourth straight win as Dairon Asprilla notched the game-winning goal in the 61st minute to secure a 1-0 victory over Minnesota United FC at Providence Park on Saturday night. With the win, Portland (11-8-12, 45pts) moves up to fifth place in the Western Conference standings with three games remaining in the regular season.
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Portland registered its fourth consecutive win and extended its home unbeaten streak to nine games. During their home unbeaten run, the Timbers have outscored their opponents 15-7, posting a record of 6-0-3. Portland has the second-longest active winning streak in the league as only the Philadelphia Union have a longer winning streak at five games.
Asprilla scored for a second straight match, recording his eighth goal of the season. He has three goals and two assists in his last five appearances. Notably, Asprilla has scored five goals at Providence Park in 2022, scoring in each of the team’s last three home contests, while also adding an assist.
The Timbers have scored 50 goals during the campaign, including 36 goals in the second half of matches. That is tied for the second-most in MLS with Austin FC, trailing only LAFC (41 goals). A total of 20 of those goals have been scored at home in the second half, which is the fourth-most in MLS. Portland has scored 11 goals between the 61st and 75th minute this season – the second-most of any team in the league.
Dairon Asprilla (Santiago Moreno), 61st minute: Santiago Moreno whipped in a corner kick in from the left side toward the near post. Dairon Asprilla elevated and sent a powerful header into the back of the net from the edge of the six-yard box.
- The Timbers have won four straight games, which is the second-longest active winning streak in MLS behind only the Philadelphia Union (5).
- Portland is unbeaten in its last nine home matches with a record of 6-0-3, outscoring its opponents 15-7 during that stretch.
- The Timbers have scored in 17 straight matches, tallying 31 goals during that span.
- Portland has scored in 27 of its 31 games this season. Only LAFC has scored in more matches (28) this season.
- The Timbers have scored 50 goals during the campaign, including 36 goals in the second half of matches. That is tied for the second-most in MLS with Austin FC, trailing only LAFC (41 goals).
- Portland has scored 20 goals at home in the second half of matches, which is the fourth-most in MLS.
- The Timbers have tallied 11 goals between the 61st and 75th minute this season – the second-most of any team in the league.
- Dairon Asprilla scored his eighth goal of the season, which ranks as the second-most on the team.
- Asprilla has scored in three consecutive home matches.
- Five of Asprilla’s eight goals have been scored at Providence Park.
- Asprilla has three goals and two assists in his last five matches.
- Santiago Moreno recorded his eighth assist of the season, which is tied for second-most for the Timbers with Sebastián Blanco and Eryk Williamson.
- Aljaz Ivacic recorded five saves in a match for the ninth time this season.
- Ivacic has made 103 saves this campaign, which is tied for the most in MLS with San Jose’s JT Marcinkoswki.
- Ivacic registered his sixth shutout of the season.
- Zac McGraw will miss the next match against Columbus Crew SC on Sept. 18 due to yellow card accumulation.
The Timbers travel for a road match against Columbus Crew SC on Sunday, Sept. 18, at Lower.com Field. The match kicks off at 10 a.m. (Pacific) with a national broadcast on ESPN and local radio broadcasts on 750 The Game (English) and La GranD 1150AM/93.5 FM (Spanish).