FRISCO, Texas – Behind goals from Fanendo Adi and Sebastian Blanco and two clutch saves from goalkeeper Jeff Attinella, the Portland Timbers fought to a 2-2 draw with Western Conference rival FC Dallas on Saturday night.
30' - GOAL - Portland. After midfielder Dairon Asprilla earned a free kick in the attacking third, fellow midfielder David Guzmán delivered a perfect free kick right onto the head of an unmarked Fanendo Adi who buried his shot past FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez.
58' - SAVE. Goalkeeper Jeff Attinella made an acrobatic diving save of a hard shot by FC Dallas midfielder Kellyn Acosta.
61' - GOAL - Dallas. Dallas forward Maxi Urruti sent a curling shot into the upper left corner of the goal to level the score at 1-1.
71' - GOAL - Portland. After a sublime sequence of passes between Darlington Nagbe, second-half substitute Darren Mattocks, and Alvas Powell, midfielder Sebastian Blanco got on the end of Powell's pass into the box after a deflection from Fanendo Adi. Blanco controlled the ball with his right foot before calmly finishing it with his left past Gonzalez to put the Timbers back up 2-1.
80' - GOAL - Dallas. FC Dallas equalized the match at 2-2 after defender Hernán Grana's cross into the box found the boot of forward Tesho Akindele, who coolly finished past Timbers goalkeeper Jeff Attinella.
85' - SAVE. Attinella reads Kellyn Acosta's powerful free kick the whole way, diving to his right to preserve the 2-2 scoreline.
The Portland Timbers will once again hit the road next weekend as they take on the San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium on May 6 (7:30p.m. PT, KPDX).
Portland Timbers (5-2-2, 17pts) vs. FC Dallas (4-0-3, 15pts)
April 29, 2017 – Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Portland Timbers 1 1 2
FC Dallas 0 2 2
POR: Adi (Guzmán), 29
DAL: Urruti, 61
POR: Blanco (Powell, Adi), 71
DAL: Akindele (Grana), 80
POR: Vytas (Caution), 34
DAL: Figueroa (Caution), 37
DAL: Grana (Caution), 73
Lineups & Stats:
POR: GK Attinella, D Powell, D Olum, D Ridgewell ©, D Vytas, M Guzmán, M Chara, M Asprilla (Mattocks, 66), M Blanco (Okugo, 93), M Nagbe (Barmby, 82), F Adi
Substitutes Not Used: GK McIntosh, D Miller, D Valentin, M Arboleda
TOTAL SHOTS: 7 (Blanco, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Blanco, Adi, 1); FOULS: 14 (Adi, 4); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 2
DAL: GK Gonzalez, D Grana (Harris, 82), D Zimmerman, D Hedges, D Figueroa, M Acosta, M Gruezo, M Lamah (Colman, 75), M Morales (Barrios, 53), M Akindele, F Urruti
Substitutes Not Used: GK Seitz, M Ulloa, M Hollingshead, M Cermeno
TOTAL SHOTS: 16 (Acosta, Urruti, 6); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Acosta, 2); FOULS: 15 (Gruezo, 3); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 0
Referee: Baldomero Toledo
Assistant Referees: Corey Parker, Cameron Blanchard
4th Official: Marcos de Oliveira
Weather: Thunderstorms, 63 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial