Behind three second-half goals, the Portland Timbers defeated Seattle Sounders FC 3-2 Saturday afternoon at CenturyLink Field. Here are three key #StatMan takeaways from #SEAvPOR.
3 For the first time in his MLS career, midfielder Diego Valeri delivered three assists in an away match. Valeri is also the first Timbers player to have three assists in a road MLS match. The feat ties his MLS team record for most assists in a match as well.
2 Defender Larrys Mabiala delivered the first brace of his professional career, with two thundering headers from a pair of Valeri corner kicks. The game-winning goal secured Mabiala the first brace by a Timbers defender in the club's MLS history.
1 The victory was the first MLS regular-season victory by the Timbers at CenturyLink Field. Portland now has beaten 16 different MLS teams on the road.