CHESTER, Pa. – Powered by goals from Darlington Nagbe, Roy Miller and Fanendo Adi, the Portland Timbers came from behind to defeat the Philadelphia Union 3-1 Saturday night at Talen Energy Stadium. Adi's goal, a penalty kick in the 88th minute, made him the club's all-time, all-era leader in most goals scored with 46 career goals.
8’ – SAVE. Timbers goalkeeper Jake Gleeson was called upon early as Philadelphia midfielder Fabinho broke through on the left and dribbled towards goal. Gleeson came off his line to ably stop the dangerous attack.
17’ – SAVE. Gleeson kept up his strong play in the first half as he dived to his left to deny a zipping free kick from Union midfielder Haris Medunjanin.
26’ – GOAL - Philadelphia. Philadelphia’s Medunjanin whipped in a corner kick that defender Richie Marquez leapt to head into the far corner of the Portland net to give the Union a 1-0 lead.
32’ – GOAL - Portland. Nagbe fought to win the ball on the left wing before shedding a number of Union defenders as he sprinted in on goal. Just as he hit the edge of the 18-yard box, he rifled a low, skipping shot into the Union net to tie the game at 1-1.
66' - GOAL - Portland. Defender Roy Miller put the Timbers ahead midway through the second half on a set piece header. Midfielder Diego Valeri lined up a free kick from about 26 yards out that he served into the Union mixer. Miller leapt high to deftly head it into the far lower corner of the Union net and the Timbers jumped ahead 2-1.
88' – GOAL - Portland. On a Timbers clearance following Union attacking pressure, second-half substitution Darren Mattocks adeptly fought for the ball in midfield creating a breakaway on goal. Union goalkeeper Andre Blake came off his line and tripped Mattocks with the referee point to the spot for a penalty kick moments later. Forward Fanendo Adi stepped to take and slammed it home giving the Timbers a 3-1 lead and become Portland's all-time, all-era leader in goals scored with 46.
The Portland Timbers return home to Providence Park next Saturday as they host Sporting Kansas City on April 15 (7:30pm PT, KPDX).
Portland Timbers (4-1-1, 13pts) vs. Philadelphia Union (0-3-2, 2pts)
April 8, 2017 – Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, Pa.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Portland Timbers 1 2 3
Philadelphia Union 1 0 1
PHI: Marquez (Medunjanin), 25
POR: Nagbe, 31
POR: Miller (Valeri), 66
POR: Adi (Penatly kick), 88
POR: Guzmán (Caution), 15
PHI: Medunjanin (Caution), 45+3
POR: Olum (Caution), 72
PHI: Blake (Caution), 85
POR: Adi (Caution), 88
POR: Onyewu (Caution), 90+3
Lineups & Stats:
POR: GK Gleeson, D Powell, D Olum, D Miller, D Farfan, M Guzmán, M Chara, M Blanco (Mattocks, 70), M Valeri © (Okugo, 81), M Nagbe, F Adi (Barmby, 90+1)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Attinella, D Myers, D Vytas, F Ebobisse
TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (Adi, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Nagbe, Adi, 2); FOULS: 8 (Blanco, Olum 2); OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 3
PHI: GK Blake, D Rosenberry, D Onyewu, D Marquez, Fabinho, M Jones (Herbers, 64), M Medunjanin, M Illsinho (Simpson, 78), M Bedoya, M Pontius (Alberg, 64), F Sapong
Substitutes Not Used: GK McGuire, D Gaddis, D Elliott, M Epps
TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Illsinho, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Four players tied, 1); FOULS: 12 (Onyewu, 4); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 3
Referee: Robert Sibiga
Assistant Referees: Adam Wienckowski, Kyle Longville
4th Official: Jorge Gonzalez
Weather: Mostly sunny, 59 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial