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As the 2020 MLS regular season comes to a close, here is a unique #Statman stat for each Timbers player from the year as they now turn their focus to the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs and FC Dallas on Nov. 22 (7pm PT, ESPN)


247 After undergoing arthroscopic surgery in May, Dairon Asprilla made his return to the field on Nov. 4. There were 247 days between the season opener which Asprilla played in and his return. 


1 Another player making a long comeback from injury was goalkeeper Jeff Attinella. In his fourth season with the Timbers, Attinella made his first appearance in more than a year with his start on Sept. 2. 


MVP No player was better in the MLS is Back Tournament than tournament MVP Sebastián Blanco. Blanco had three goals and eight assists in Portland's seven games in the tournament. 


HGP Midfielder Blake Bodily made his team debut in the quarterfinals of the MLS is Back Tournament win over New York City FC. The 22-year-old Eagle, Idaho native signed as a Homegrown Player prior to the season. 


20 In his first season with the Timbers, Pablo Bonilla made 10 starts in 12 appearances. At 20 years old, Bonilla was the youngest player to play for the Timbers in 2020. 


47 Defender Julio Cascante scored a goal in a regular-season match for the first time as a Timbers player in Portland's 6-1 win over San Jose on Sept. 19. Cascante's goal came in his 47th match of his MLS career. 


6 In his tenth season with the Timbers, midfielder Diego Chara delivered a career high six assists. The 34-year-old midfielder is up to 25 assists in his Timbers career. 


4 On Oct. 28, Yimmi Chara tied an MLS record with four assists in a single match. In the 5-2 victory over the LA Galaxy, Chara also became the first player in MLS history to have four assists and draw a penalty in the same match. 


542 Goalkeeper Steve Clark is up to 542 saves in his MLS career. Finishing his seventh MLS season, Clark ranks 22nd for most saves in MLS history. 


5+ Midfielder Tomás Conechny played in eight matches for the club in 2020. Conechny played in all three matches in which the Timbers scored five or more goals this season. 


105 When he debuted for the Timbers on March 8, defender Chris Duvall became the 105th different player to play an MLS match for the Timbers. The match was also the 105th MLS match of Duvall's career. 


8 Forward Jeremy Ebobisse finished the season with eight regular-season goals, tied for the club lead. It is the second consecutive season that the 23-year-old has been the co-leading scorer for the Timbers. 


14 Playing in his fourth season with the club, defender Marco Farfan set a career high with 14 games played. Farfan also set personal bests for games started (nine) and minutes (854). 


2 In his season debut on Oct. 22, Andrés Flores scored Portland's lone goal in the club's 1-1 draw with Seattle. The goal was the second of his Timbers career. 


51 When goalkeeper Aljaz Ivacic got the start in Portland's 6-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Sept. 19, he became the first Slovenian player in Timbers history. Slovenia is the 51st country to be home to a Timbers player in all eras of the club. 


2A Midfielder Marvin Loría notched two assists this season. The Costa Rican International delivered an assist during the MLS is Back Tournament Group Stage against LAFC and another one in Portland's 3-0 victory over San Jose on Oct. 11. 


8 In Portland's 6-3 victory over the LA Galaxy on Oct. 7, defender Larrys Mabiala scored the eighth regular season of his Timbers career. The eight goals are the most by a defender in Portland's MLS era. 


1 When he was on the bench for Portland's first MLS is Back Tournament game, defender Zac McGraw became the first every player from the U.S. Military Academy West Point to be on the gameday roster for an MLS match. McGraw is the first player from a service academy to be on the Timbers. 


3X2 Forward Felipe Mora was one of two MLS players in 2020 to score in three consecutive matches on two different occasions. Mora joined Columbus' Gyasi Zardes as the only MLS players to do so this season. 


58.3 In his first year with the Timbers, forward Jaroslaw Niezgoda fired in seven goals in just 12 shots. His scoring percentage of 58.3 percent is the third-highest for a single season in MLS history. 


8 No player had more tackles in a match for the Timbers in 2020 than Cristhian Paredes, who had eight tackles in Portland's season finale against LAFC. The eight tackles set a career high for the third-year Paraguayan midfielder. 


2G With his long-range goal against New York City FC in the quarterfinals of the MLS is Back Tournament, midfielder Andy Polo received the MLS is Back Tournament Goal of the Tournament. Polo added his second goal of 2020 with an MLS Goal of the Week strike on Oct. 28. 


3 Defender Bill Tuiloma scored for the third consecutive season with a headed goal on Oct. 14. Tuiloma has scored exactly one goal in each of the last three seasons. 


7x8 Midfielder Diego Valeri tied an MLS record by having seven or more assists for the eighth consecutive season. Valeri is up to 88 assists for his MLS career, which is the 10th-most in league history. 


5 For the third time as a Timbers player, Jorge Villafaña notched exactly five assists in a season. The defender now has 18 assists for his Portland career, good for fifth-most in Portland's MLS era. 


4 In a breakout season for the club, midfielder Eryk Williamson delivered four game-winning assists in 2020. Only Seattle's Nicolás Lodeiro had more game-winning assists this season in MLS than Williamson. 


91.4 No Timbers player in 2020 had a higher passing accuracy than midfielder Renzo Zambrano. The Venezuelan international completed 53 of 58 passes this season for a passing accuracy percentage of 91.4. 


2 Defender Dario Zuparic scored the game-winning goal of the MLS is Back Tournament Final. It was the second time in Zuparic's professional career that he scored in a cup final, having also scored in the 2017 Croatian Football Cup final. 

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