A second consecutive home win has moved Portland into a four-way tie at the top of the Western Conference standings as the Timbers beat the New York Red Bulls 2-0 Friday night at Providence Park. Here are three key #StatMan takeaways from #PORvNY.
51 With a goal in a fourth consecutive match, midfielder Diego Valeri is now up to 51 for his Timbers career. The 51 goals tie teammate Fanendo Adi for the most goals scored by a Timbers player in the club's 42-year history. Adding an assist on the team’s second goal, Valeri’s goals and assist total of 102 since joining the league in 2013 is the most of any players in MLS in that five-year span.
2 Diego Chara was credited with an assist for the second consecutive match. Chara's 16 career assists are the third-most in the club's MLS era.
33 The Timbers made 33 tackles in the match, the second-most the club has ever had in an MLS game. Chara led the way with seven while his midfield partner David Guzmán delivered six tackles.