FRISCO, Texas – Midfielder Sebastián Blanco scored a spectacular second-half goal as 10-man Portland Timbers gritted out a 1-1 draw on the road against FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium Saturday in Frisco, Texas. It was Blanco's second goal of the 2018 regular-season. Roland Lamah had the goal for the home side.
17' - CHANCE (POR): Pressing in the attack, Timbers midfielder Sebastián Blanco placed a ball across the face of goal just a bit too far for the onrushing Diego Valeri.
35' - CHANCE (POR): Portland nearly caught Dallas sleeping as a through ball to the far corner from Blanco found a hustling Fanendo Adi. Adi cut it back from the end line to Cristhian Paredes but his header skipped wide of the right post.
36' - GOAL (DAL): Dallas forward Roland Lamah found a bit of space near the top of the 18-yard box and threaded a skipping shot into the lower right corner for a 1-0 lead.
47 ' - GOAL (POR): Blanco tied the game in the second half at 1-1 with a fantastic golazo as he fired with his left foot from the top corner of the 18-yard box to find the far side of the net.
59' - SAVE (POR): Dallas forward Maximiliano Urruti turned and fired from close range but Timbers goalkeeper Jake Gleeson reacted quickly to parry the ball away.
68' - CHANCE (POR): After some nice build up from Portland down the right side, Alvas Powell went deep to the end line before taking a sharp-angled shot that was saved by Dallas goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer.
75' - RED CARD (POR): The Timbers went down to 10 men when midfielder Lawrence Olum was called for a hand ball in the opponent's box. Olum had previously been on a yellow and the hand ball call resulted in a second yellow with accompanying red card.
84' - CHANCE (POR): Powell had another chance as he dribbled through numerous Dallas defenders before his low shot just missed the far left post.
86' - SAVE (POR): Gleeson had a timely kick save on a shot from close range to deny Urruti. Defender Zarek Valentin then helped his 'keeper out with a clearance off the line.
The Timbers play the Chicago Fire next Saturday at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. (3pm PT, ROOT SPORTS).
Portland Timbers (0-2-1, 1pts) vs. FC Dallas (1-0-2, 5pts)
March 24, 2018 – Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Portland Timbers 0 1 1
FC Dallas 1 0 1
DAL: Lamah (Hayes), 36
POR: Blanco (Adi), 47
DAL: Hedges (Caution), 8
POR: Olum (Caution), 44
DAL: Lamah (Caution), 75
POR: Olum (Caution, Ejection), 75
POR: Chara (Caution), 90+6
POR: GK Gleeson, D Powell (Farfan, 89), D Mabiala, D Tuiloma, D Valentin, M Chara, M Olum, M Paredes, M Valeri © (Asprilla, 90+4) M Blanco (Flores, 79), F Adi
Substitutes Not Used: GK McIntosh, D Cascante, M Barmby, F Armenteros
TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Paredes, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Adi, 2); FOULS: 15 (Chara, Olum ,4); OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: x
DAL: GK Maurer, D Cannon, D Hedges ©, D Ziegler, D Nedyalkov (Hollingshead, 50), M Gruezo, M Hayes, M Barrios, M Diaz (Colmán, 74), M Lamah (Mosquera, 76), F Urruti
Substitutes Not Used: GK Zobeck, D Figueroa, M Pomykal, M Ulloa
TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (Urruti, 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Lamah, Urruti, 1); FOULS: 6 (Diaz, Hedges, 2); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 10; SAVES: 5
Referee: Mark Geiger
Assistant Referees: Eduardo Mariscal, Logan Brown
4th Official: Allen Chapman
VAR: Edvin Jurisevic
Weather: Partly cloudy, 84 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial