PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers played to a 1-1 draw with Atlanta United FC Sunday at Providence Park in front of a crowd of 21,144. Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell scored the equalizer in the 50th minute–his first goal of the year–to help Portland earn the point.
29' - CHANCE (POR). After a promising attacking run by Portland midfielder Sebastián Blanco was cut down by Atlanta defender Michael Parkhurst–which he received a yellow card for–Portland's Diego Valeri curled a hard free kick on frame. Atlanta goalkeeper Alec Kann dove to his right to save.
45' - STOP (POR). Atlanta's Miguel Almirón broke in for goal, tapped it off a teammate before Diego Chara got a foot to it. The ball carromed around before Timbers goalkeeper Jake Gleeson made a nice kick save to deflect the ball away.
46' - GOAL (ATL). Atlanta stole the ball and fed to Atlanta midfielder Julian Gressel who cut across the top of the 18-yard box and scored with a low skipping shot into the lower left corner. Atlanta led 1-0.
50' - GOAL (POR). The Ridgy Roll returned as Portland drew even in the 50th minute. Portland midfielder David Guzmán served a perfect free kick from the right side as Ridgewell ghosted towards the back post and headed it in to even the score at 1-1.
74' - CHANCE (POR). Valeri sprung Adi on the left who then took off for goal. His curling shot was saved by Kann while both Blanco and Adi tried to hit in the rebound before it was knocked out by Atlanta. Ridgewell's header on the ensuing corner went just wide of the left post.
90+2' - POST (POR). Deep into second half stoppage time Portland nearly found a game-winner. Guzmán curled in a free kick from near the endline that was knocked up into the air form inside the mixer. Adi then headed it down, while Guzmán came in to hammer the ball off left post with a lethal shot that bounced away.
The Portland Timbers next play the Montréal Impact in Canada on May 20 at Stade Saputo (12pm PT, ROOT SPORTS).
Portland Timbers (5-3-3, 18pts) vs. Atlanta United FC (3-4-3, 12pts)
May 14, 2017 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Atlanta United FC 0 1 1
Portland Timbers 0 1 1
ATL: Gressel (Larentowicz), 46
POR: Ridgewell (Guzmán), 50
ATL: Parkhurst (Caution), 28
ATL: Carmona (Caution), 36
POR: Guzmán (Caution), 54
POR: Vytas (Caution), 73
POR: Miller (Caution), 84
Lineups & Stats:
POR: GK Gleeson, D Powell, D Miller, D Ridgewell ©, D Vytas, M Guzmán, M Chara, M Asprilla (Mattocks, 60), M Valeri, M Blanco, F Adi
Substitutes Not Used: GK McIntosh, D Olum, D Farfan, D Valentin, M Barmby, M Arboleda
TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (Adi, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Adi, 2); FOULS: 19 (Four players tied, 3); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 3
ATL: GK Kann, D Gonzalez-Pirez, D Bloom (Ambrose, 73), D Parkhurst, D Mears, M Gressel (Kratz, 86), M Larentowicz, M Carmona, M Almiron, M Villaba (Jones, 77), F Asad
Substitutes Not Used: GK Reynish, D Walkes, M Heath, F McCann
TOTAL SHOTS: 7 (Three players tied, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Three players tied, 1); FOULS: 9 (Nine players tied, 1); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 4
Referee: Alan Kelly
Assistant Referees: Matthew Nelson, Ian Anderson
4th Official: Alex Chilowicz
Weather: Cloudy, 58 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial