Full moon, Timbers vs. FCD, 4.4.15
Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

The #StatMan Three | Portland Timbers 3, FC Dallas 1 | Apr. 4, 2015

The Portland Timbers defeated FC Dallas 3-1 Saturday night at Providence Park, securing the club's first victory of the 2015 season and continuing a streak of having not lost in its last ten home games played on the same day as a Full Moon. Here are more #StatMan takeaways for Saturday's match-

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Nat Borchers gave the Timbers the lead in the first half when he headed home a Jorge Villafaña corner kick. The goal means the six-foot-two centerback, who wears No.7 for the Timbers, has now scored in seven consecutive MLS seasons. 

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 Darlington Nagbe had another succesful passing night for Portland, successfully completing 23 of 25 passes while also having a secondary assist on Maxi Urruti's game-winning goal. It was Nagbe's 17th career assist for the Timbers, which ties him for seventh place for the most career assists in the 40 years of the club.

1-for-1After scoring twice on his birthday last season (April 5 vs. Seattle), Diego Chara scored on the eve of the birthday this year to give the Timbers the 3-1 victory. Chara's goal was on the first shot he had taken in 2015, marking the second consecutive season the Colombian scored on his first shot of the year. 

Bonus #StatMan Stat: In the early hours of this morning, a lunar eclipse took place and was visible in portions of North America. The Timbers are now 5-0-0 in the last five matches they have played the same day as a lunar eclipse, dating back to the USL-era. Portland has scored 11 goals in those matches, while conceding only two. 

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