MATCH RECAP | Montréal Impact 4, Portland Timbers 1

MONTREAL – Down to ten men for over 70 minutes of the match, The Portland Timbers played to a 4-1 loss against the Montréal Impact at Stade Saputo. Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri scored the lone goal for Portland, his sixth goal of the season, while both teams ended even on shots on 12 apiece.

Match Moments

12' - GOAL (MTL). Following a foul called in the box against Portland, Montréal's Ignacio Piatti stepped to the spot and converted the penalty kick for a 1-0 Impact lead.

18' - RED CARD (POR). Six minutes later, the Timbers went down to ten men following a straight red card to Portland midfielder Diego Chara who was fighting for the ball with Montréal's Piatti.

43' - GOAL (MTL). The Impact doubled their lead to 2-0 late in the first half when Kyle Fisher headed home a Montréal corner into the goal.

45+1' - GOAL (MTL). Portland fought back in stoppage time as defender Alvas Powell cut in from the right side outside the 18-yard box and spied Valeri near the back post. His lofted cross found Valeri who headed it in and cut the deficit 2-1 just before halftime.

50' - GOAL (MTL). Piatti scored his second goal of the game in the 50th minute as he slotted home a shot to make make the score 3-1 in favor of Portland.

63' - CHANCE (POR). On a Portland corner, Valeri found space in the mixer and headed the cross just over the bar. 

75' - CHANCE (POR). Forward Fanendo Adi narrowly missed the right post as his header flashed wide. The ball was curled in nicely from Timbers defender Vytas.

77' - GOAL (MTL). Though Portland had been pressuring to find another goal and controlling the run of play, Montréal scored their fourth of the match as Ambroise Oyongo skipped a low shot into the back of the net for a 4-1 lead.

The Timbers next take on Cascadia Cup rival Seattle Sounders FC on May 27 at CenturyLink Field (12pm PT, FOX).

Portland Timbers (5-4-3, 18pts) vs. Montreal Impact (3-4-4, 13pts)
May 20, 2017 – Stade Saputo (Montreal, Qué.)

Goals by Half                1          2          F 
Portland Timbers          1          0          1
Montreal Impact            2          2          4

Scoring Summary:
MTL: Piatti (penalty kick), 13
MTL: Fisher (Dzemaili), 43
POR: Valeri (Powell), 45+1
MTL: Piatti (Jackson-Hamel), 50
MTL: Oyongo (Tabla), 77

Misconduct Summary:
POR: Chara (ejection), 18
MTL: Ciman (caution), 22
POR: Guzmán (caution), 27
MTL: Donadel (caution), 51
MTL: Tabla (caution), 66
POR: Miller (caution), 71

Lineups & Stats:
POR: GK Gleeson, D Powell (Valentin, 53), D Miller, D Ridgewell ©, Vytas, M Guzmán, M Chara, M Blanco, M Valeri (Mattocks, 80), M Nagbe (Olum, 78), F Adi

Substitutes Not Used: GK McIntosh, D Okugo, M Asprilla, M Barmby 

TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (M Guzmán, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Three players tied, 1); FOULS: 9 (Guzmán, 3); OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 3

MTL: GK Bush, D Duvall (Camara, 84), D Ciman, D Fisher, D Oyongo, M Bernier ©, M Donadel (Bernardello, 72), M Dzemaili, F Tabla, F Jackson-Hamel, F Piatti (Lovitz, 78)

Substitutes Not Used: M Choinière, M Oduro, GK Crépeau, M Arregui

TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (Three players tied, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 7 (Piatti, 2); FOULS: 14 (Donadel, 4); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 2

Referee: Jair Marrufo
Assistant Referees: Kyle Atkins, Jeffrey Hosking
4th Official: Rubiel Vazquez
Attendance: 19,138
Weather: Sunny, 61 degrees

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial

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