PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers drew 2-2 with Seattle Sounders FC Sunday evening at Providence Park in front of a sellout crowd of 21,144. Portland forward Fanendo Adi scored his 50th career goal for the Timbers with a penalty while midfielder Dairon Asprilla headed in a goal late in the first half.
11' - CHANCE (POR) - Following a strong defensive stop on a Seattle free kick in the Portland end, the Timbers came out on a blistering counter attack. Midfielder Diego Chara fed forward Adi in the box and his close range effort was kicked aside by Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei.
18' - STOP (POR) - Seattle's Brad Evans dribbled to the Portland end line before crossing it back to forward Jordan Morris near the top of the six yard box. But defender Alvas Powell provided a a timely interception to kick the ball free. Powell adeptly then headed away a follow-up shot.
27' - GOAL (SEA) - Seattle's Joevin Jones dribbled in from the left hand side and shot a low drive on frame that Portland goalkeeper Jake Gleeson initially made a strong save on. However, Jones then collected his own rebound and scored. Seattle led 1-0.
36' - CHANCE (POR) - Portland kept up the pressure and after working the ball around the edge of the area, Chara lofted in a cross towards the left post that Asprilla leapt high to head off the top of the cross bar.
44' and 45' - RED CARD (SEA) and GOAL (POR) - Following some strong play in the Seattle box, midfielder Darlington Nagbe found himself with the ball at his feet in front of goal. Seattle's Evans tried to stop him but ended up tangling legs and pulling him down. Referee Ricardo Salazar immediately pointed to the spot for a penalty kick and gave Evans a straight red card for the foul leaving Seattle at 10 men for the remainder of the match. Portland striker Fanendo Adi stepped to the spot and converted with authority past Frei to tie the game at 1-1. It was also Adi's team-leading 50th career goal for Portland.
45+4' - GOAL (POR) - Following an errant back pass from the Seattle defense that resulted in a corner kick for Portland, Asprilla scored with a spectacular header via David Guzmán's pinpoint service. Timbers led 2-1 heading into the half.
68' - CHANCE (POR) - On a botched Seattle throw-in back to keeper Frei, defender Román Torres casually went to retrieve it. Portland's Diego Valeri alertly pounced on the ball and nearly scored but the ball went just wide of the right post.
73' - SAVE (POR) - Seattle's Nicolás Lodeiro teed a up a knuckling shot from distance that Gleeson got low to parry away. The Portland goalkeeper then caught the ensuing corner.
90+4' - GOAL (POR) - In a last chance run, Seattle's Torres crossed a ball into the area that Sounders forward Clint Dempsey headed past Gleeson to tie the game at 2-2.
The Portland Timbers return to the road next Saturday to play Sporting Kansas City at Children's Mercy Park on July 1 (4pm PT, ESPN).
Portland Timbers (7-7-4, 25pts) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (5-7-6, 21pts)
June 25, 2017 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Seattle Sounders FC 1 1 2
Portland Timbers 2 0 2
SEA: Jones, 26
POR: Adi (Penalty kick), 45
POR: Asprilla (Guzmán), 45+4
SEA: Dempsey (Torres, Alonso), 90+4
POR: Powell (Caution), 10
SEA: Evans (Ejection), 44
POR: Guzmán (Caution), 90
Lineups & Stats:
POR: GK Gleeson, D Powell, D Okugo, D Olum, D Vytas, M Guzmán, M Chara, M Asprilla, M Valeri © (Zemanski, 90+3), M Nagbe (Mattocks, 72), F Adi
Substitutes Not Used: GK Attinella, D Valentin, D Farfan, M Arboleda, F Ebobisse
TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (Valeri, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Adi, 2); FOULS: 13 (Guzmán, 6); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 2
SEA: GK Frei, D Evans, D Marshall, D Torres, D Jones (Nouhou, 56), M Alonso, M Svensson, M Lodeiro, M Roldan, M Morris (Dempsey, 56), F Bruin (Kovar, 87)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Meredith, D Alfaro, M Wingo, M Shipp
TOTAL SHOTS: 9 (Lodeiro, Jones 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Jones, 2); FOULS: 14 (Alonso, 4); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 1
Referee: Ricardo Salazar
Assistant Referees: Jeffrey Greeson, Kyle Atkins
4th Official: Drew Fischer
Weather: Mostly sunny, 93 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial