Despite coming back to tie the score before the end of the first half, the Portland Timbers suffered their first loss of the 2017 regular-season Saturday night, falling 3-2 to Columbus Crew SC. Here are three #Statman takeaways from the match.
45 With his goal against Crew SC, forward Fanendo Adi tied NASL great John Bain for the most goals scored in a Timbers uniform across all eras. Bain scored 45 goals across 148 games for Portland from 1978-82. Adi accomplished the feat in 94 career Timbers appearances.
4 Dairon Asprilla’s goal in the fourth minute—his first of the 2017 season—tied a team record as the earliest goal road scored for a Timbers regular-season MLS match. Diego Valeri also scored in the fourth minute against FC Dallas in 2016.
2 Sebastián Blanco’s assist on Asprilla’s goal was his second of the regular season, which ties him with Valeri for the team lead. Through four games to start the season, eight different Timbers players have contributed assists in 2017.