PORTLAND, Ore. – In a hard-fought match, the Portland Timbers lost 1-0 to visiting Sporting Kansas City in front of 21,144 at Providence Park Saturday night. Sporting's Dom Dwyer scored the lone goal of the match in the 53rd minute.
53' – GOAL (Kansas City). Sporting Kansas City went out to a 1-0 lead as midfielder Jimmy Medranda received the ball and one-timed it to forward Dom Dwyer who headed it into the lower right corner of the Portland net.
60' – SAVE (Portland). After a turnover in the Portland end, Timbers goalkeeper Jake Gleeson came up big to deny KC's Gerso Fernandes' shot from close-range.
78' – CHANCES (Portland). Adi one-touch, back-heeled a pass to the onrushing Darren Mattocks in the box who shot at close range but KC goalkeeper Tim Melia parried it away. Defender Alvas Powell headed the ensuing corner on-frame but it was saved off the line by a KC player.
79' – CHANCE (Portland). Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe let fly a curling shot from distance that Melia got a fingertip to and the ball pinged off the cross bar.
The Timbers next host Vancouver Whitecaps FC in a Cascadia Cup rivalry show down on Saturday, April 22 (1:00pm PT, KPTV FOX 12).
Portland Timbers (4-2-1, 13pts) vs. Sporting Kansas City (3-0-3, 12pts)
April 15, 2017 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Sporting Kansas City 0 1 1
Portland Timbers 0 0 0
SKC: Dwyer (Medranda, Feilhaber), 53
SKC: Zusi (Caution), 25
SKC: Sinovic (Caution), 52
Lineups & Stats:
POR: GK Gleeson, D Powell, D Olum, D Miller, D Farfan (Asprilla, 85), M Guzmán (Mattocks, 71), M Chara, M Blanco, M Valeri ©, M Nagbe, F Adi
Substitutes Not Used: GK Attinella, D Vytas, D Myers, D Okugo, M Barmby
TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (Blanco, Mattocks, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Four players tied, 1); FOULS: 22 (Chara, 5); OFFSIDES: 4; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 3
SKC: GK Meila, D Zusi, D Opara, D Besler, D Sinovic, M Espinoza (Abdul-Salaam, 90), M Sanchez, M Medranda, F Fernandes, F Dwyer, F Feilhaber (Mustivar, 83)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Zendejas, Ellis, F Saad, F Sallol, F Blessing
TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (Dwyer, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Dwyer, 3); FOULS: 12 (Fernandes, 3); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 3
Referee: Drew Fischer
Assistant Referees: Frank Anderson, Daniel Belleau
4th Official: Ricardo Salazar
Weather: Partly cloudy, 58 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial