The Portland Timbers returned home in style, combining an early goal with solid defense to knock off Eastern Conference-leading D.C. United, 1-0. Here are three #StatMan takeaways from the match.
5 Largely thanks to the play in front of him, Adam Kwarasey was able to notch his fifth shutout of the season Wednesday night. With the clean sheet, the 27-year-old goalkeeper moves into third place in MLS for most shutouts this season. In 2014, the Timbers did not earn their fifth shutout until Oct. 8.
85 After Maximilano Urruti's early goal, the Timbers finished the game having led the match for 85 minutes. The 85-minute stretch is the longest Portland has a led in a single league match since August 20, 2011.
4 The game-winning goal for Urruti was the fourth time the Argentine has provided the game-winner since arriving in the Rose City in 2013. It is also the second time Urruti has notched the winner against D.C. The forward trails only Rodney Wallace and Diego Valeri for most game-winning goals for the Timbers in MLS.