Four Portland Timbers players – Diego Chara, Darlington Nagbe, Alvas Powell and Liam Ridgewell – are up for #TimbersMVP for the month of April, presented by Alaska Airlines. Which of these four made the biggest impact on the club’s performance last month? View the highlight clips and vote below.
While supporters select the month’s MVP, one participant will be selected each to win an amazing MVP prize package, including Alaska Airlines MVP® status, 20,000 Mileage Plan™ miles, tickets and a VIP experience at an upcoming Timbers match with a player meet-and-greet, a Timbers jersey and more.
Voting ends Sunday, May 10, at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific).
Chara started all four games for the Timbers in April, logging 360 minutes. As a team, the Timbers registered an 80 percent pass completion rate in three games during April, with Chara being a large contributor, registering a 90 percent (46 of 51) and 93 percent (56 of 60) successful pass rate against Seattle and NYCFC, respectively. He scored his first goal of the season April 4 against FC Dallas.
Nagbe continued his strong start to the 2015 campaign in April, playing the full 90 in all four of the club’s matches last month. He recorded his second assist of the campaign in a win over FC Dallas on April 4, earning MLS Team of the Week honors for Week 7. Helping lead the attack, Nagbe recorded a club season-high seven successful dribbles in the win over NYCFC.
Powell played every minute over the club’s four matches in the month of April. He aided in a clean sheet on the road in a 1-0 victory against New York City FC, with a team-high 11 tackles in that match. Also active in the attacking third, Powell registered a team-best seven crosses against Orlando City SC.
Ridgewell started every match in April, continuing his extended starting streak dating back to 2014. He helped anchor a shutout on the road April 19 at New York City FC, registering a team-high 10 of his 27 clearances for the month in that contest. Ridgewell anchored a backline that registered a 0.50 goals-against average on the road in April.