HARRISON, NJ – The Portland Timbers lost 4-0 on the road to the New York Red Bulls Saturday night at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ with goals coming for New York from Ben Miles, Bradley Wright-Phillips and a brace from Carlos Rivas.
7' - SAVE (POR) | Timbers goalkeeper Jake Gleeson was tested early as New York Red Bulls midfielder Kaku tried a shot from the top of the arc. Gleeson dove to his left to parry away.
18' - GOAL (POR) | New York scored first when midfielder Ben Miles received a cross to the back post from Kaku. Miles one-timed it past Gleeson for a 1-0 Red Bulls lead.
24' - SAVE (POR) | Gleeson kept things close when he came off his line and kick-saved a shot from the on-rushing Carlos Rivas.
31' - CHANCE (POR) | Portland midfielder Dairon Asprilla sprung forward Samuel Armenteros on a great ball. Armenteros headed to goal as Red Bulls 'keeper Luis Robles came off his line but the striker's shot went wide left.
63' - CHANCE (POR) | Asprilla nearly tied the game when he headed a cross towards the bottom right corner of the goal only to have Robles dive to palm the ball away.
77' - GOAL (NYRB) | The Red Bulls went up 2-0 as forward Bradley Wright-Phillips took a flicked on corner kick and glanced his header to the far post and into the net.
80' - GOAL (NYRB) | Carlos Rivas made it 3-0 for New York when Vincent Bezecourt found him on his right. Rivas tucked the ball into the back post side netting.
90+3' - GOAL (NYRB) | Rivas scored his second goal of the game late in stoppage time to make it 4-0 for the Red Bulls.
The Timbers have a bye next weekend in MLS play before returning to action on the road against FC Dallas on Mar. 24 at Toyota Stadium (12:30pm PT, Univision).
Portland Timbers (0-2-0, 0pts) vs. New York Red Bulls (1-0-0, 3pts)
March 10, 2018 – Red Bull Arena (Harrison, N.J.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Portland Timbers 0 0 0
New York Red Bulls 1 3 4
NY: Mines (Etienne, Kaku), 18
NY: Wright-Phillips (Davis, Bezecourt), 77
NY: Rivas (Bezecourt), 80
NY: Rivas (Wright-Phillips, Lade), 90+3
NY: Lade (Caution), 68
NY: Mines (Caution), 72
POR: Mabiala (Caution), 74
NY: Wright-Phillips (Caution), 90
POR: GK Gleeson, D Valentin, D Mabiala, D Ridgewell ©, D Farfan, M Olum (Paredes, 83), M Guzmán, M Asprilla, M Valeri, M Blanco (Adi, 73), F Armenteros (Arboleda, 59)
Substitutes Not Used: GK McIntosh, D Tuiloma, M Flores, M Polo
TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (Asprilla, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 1 (Asprilla, 1); FOULS: 8 (Valeri, Mabiala, 2); OFFSIDES: 4; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 5
NY: GK Robles, D Duncan, D Escobar, D Collin (Long, 82), D Lade, M Davis, M Bezecourt, M Etienne (Wright-Phillips, 64), M Romero Gamarra (Adams, 64), M Mines, F Rivas
Substitutes Not Used: GK Meara, D Redding, D Murillo, M Royer
TOTAL SHOTS: 20 (Rivas, 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 9 (Rivas, 3); FOULS: 8 (Four players tied, 2); OFFSIDES: 5; CORNER KICKS: 11; SAVES: 1
Referee: Allen Chapman
Assistant Referees: Nick Uranga, Danny Thornberry
4th Official: Alex Chilowicz
VAR: Silviu Petrescu
Weather: Cloudy, 38 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial