PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers extended their 2017 home unbeaten streak to three games as they played to a 1-1 draw against the New England Revolution Sunday evening in front of a crowd 21,144 at Providence Park. Midfielder Diego Valeri scored a first-half volley for his fifth goal of the regular-season.
2’ – SAVE. New England’s Kelyn Rowe tested the Timbers early with a shot from distance that forced a diving stop from goalkeeper Jake Gleeson.
12’ – GOAL. Midfielder Diego Valeri scored a highlight reel golazo with a scorching shot from inside the 18-yard box. Following a Diego Chara cross that was deflected high into the air, Valeri spun and hit the ball on the volley into the upper left corner to give Portland a 1-0 lead.
85' - GOAL. New England tied the game late in the second half as midfielder Lee Nguyen pounced on a loose ball in the box before roofing it into the back of the net to make it 1-1.
The Portland Timbers next travel east to face the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, April 8 at Talen Energy Stadium (4pm PT, ROOT SPORTS).
Portland Timbers (3-1-1, 10pts) vs. New England Revolution (1-2-1, 4pts)
April 2, 2017 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
New England Revolution 0 1 1
Portland Timbers 1 0 1
POR: Valeri, 12
NE: Nguyen, 85
NE: Kouassi (Caution), 43
NE: Rowe (Caution), 47
Lineups & Stats:
POR: GK Gleeson, D Powell, D Olum, D Miller, D Farfan, M Guzmán, M Chara, M Blanco, M Valeri ©, M Nagbe, F Adi
Substitutes Not Used: GK Attinella, D Myers, D Valentin, D Okugo, M Barmby, M Asprilla, F Mattocks
TOTAL SHOTS: 16 (Blanco, 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Valeri, Adi, 1); FOULS: 13 (Blanco, 4); OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 9; SAVES: 3
NE: GK Cropper, D Farrell, D Delamea, D Smith (Caldwell, 90), Tierney (Watson, 56), M Fagundez, M Kouassi, M Rowe, M Nguyen ©, F Kamara, F Agudelo (Bunbury, 68)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Knighton, D Angoua, M Kobayashi, F Hollinger-Janzen
TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (Four players, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Four players, 1); FOULS: 12 (Rowe, 3); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 1
Referee: Kevin Stott
Assistant Referees: Adam Garner, Mike Rottersman
4th Official: David Gantar
Weather: Clear, 55 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial