SEATTLE, Wash. – Despite outshooting Seattle Sounders FC by a 19-8 margin Saturday, the Portland Timbers fell 1-0 in a hard-fought match at CenturyLink Field Saturday. Seattle midfielder Cristian Roldan scored the lone goal of the game in the fourth minute.
3' - SAVE (POR): Timbers goalkeeper Jake Gleeson made an acrobatic, diving save as Seattle's Nicholas Lodeiro shot from distance.
4' - GOAL (SEA): The Sounders scored early as midfielder Cristian Roldan headed a deflected corner kick into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.
12' - CHANCE (POR): Timbers midfielder Sebastián Blanco let loose a low, skipping shot from just outside the box that forced a diving stop from Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei.
25' - CHANCE (POR): Blanco set up another chance when he whipped in a curling cross that was just beyond the out-stretched foot of Diego Valeri near the Seattle back post.
55' - CHANCE (POR): Midfielder Darlington Nagbe took a hard shot that appeared to ricochet off Seattle defender Chad Marshall's arm but no call for a hand ball was given from the referee Mark Geiger.
65' - SAVE (POR): Gleeson and defender Liam Ridgewell combined to make a nice stop on Seattle's Jordan Morris who had slipped through on goal. Gleeson came off his line to pressure, Ridgewell got a foot in before his teammate smothered the ball.
70' - SAVE (POR): Gleeson again came up big late as Morris broke away on goal. The 'keeper first came off his line to deny the forward, but then following a Seattle recovery of the loose ball, Gleeson then made a diving stop on a shot from Sounders forward Clint Dempsey.
74' - CHANCE (POR): Coming on in the second half, midfielder Dairon Asprilla beat his man near the right corner before shooting at a tight angle that Frei deflected towards Adi but then covered up.
The Portland Timbers return home to play the San Jose Earthquakes at Providence Park on June 2, 2017 (8:00pm PT, KPTV).
Portland Timbers (5-5-3, 18pts) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (4-5-4, 16pts)
May 27, 2017 – CenturyLink Field (Seattle, Wash.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Portland Timbers 0 0 0
Seattle Sounders FC 1 0 1
SEA: Roldan (Marshall, Lodeiro), 4
SEA: Frei (Caution), 41
POR: Okugo (Caution), 60
Lineups & Stats:
POR: GK Gleeson, D Valentin, D Miller (Barmby, 82), D Ridgewell ©, D Vytas, M Guzmán (Okugo, 46), M Olum, M Blanco (Asprilla, 71), M Valeri, M Nagbe, F Adi
Substitutes Not Used: GK McIntosh, D Powell, D Farfan, M Arboleda
TOTAL SHOTS: 19 (Adi, 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Adi, 2); FOULS: 15 (Vytas, Okugo, 3); OFFSIDES: 4; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 2
SEA: GK Frei, D Evans, D Svensson, D Marshall, D Jones, M Alonso ©, M Roldan, M Shipp (Delem, 80), M Lodeiro, M Dempsey, F Morris (Fisher, 90+1)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Miller, D Tolo, M Fernandez, M Kovar, F Adekoya
TOTAL SHOTS: 8 (Marshall, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Three players tied, 1); FOULS: 11 (Dempsey, 3); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 4
Referee: Mark Geiger
Assistant Referees: Jeremy Hanson, Mike Rottersman
4th Official: Allen Chapman
Weather: Sunny, 67 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial