PORTLAND, Ore. – Despite holding a 22 to 6 advantage on shots and controlling the run of play for much of the match, the Portland Timbers lost 1-0 to Seattle Sounders FC Saturday night at Providence Park. Seattle's lone tally came in the 76th minute via an own goal.
9' - CHANCE (POR) - On a Timbers corner kick into the box, defender Julio Cascante headed the ball just above the crossbar.
49' - CHANCE (POR) - Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri, carrying down the right channel, uncorked a dipping, swerving shot towards the near post that Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei had to spring to his right to parry away on the short hop.
71' - CHANCE (POR) - Defender Zarek Valentin, deep in Seattle territory, cut the ball back, lost his defender and then lofted a ball towards the back post. Forward Samuel Armenteros headed it back towards goal but just over the bar.
76' - OWN GOAL (SEA) - Against the run of play, Seattle defender Kim Kee-hee cut down the right side into the Portland 18-yard box. His cross deflected off the feet of Portland defender Cascante and into the back of the net for a 1-0 Sounders lead.
The Portland Timbers continue their season next Wednesday when they host Toronto FC at Providence Park on Wednesday, Aug. 29. Kickoff is 7:30pm PT on ROOT SPORTS.
Portland Timbers (10-7-7, 37pts) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (11-9-5, 38pts)
Aug. 26, 2018 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Seattle Sounders FC 0 1 1
Portland Timbers 0 0 0
SEA: Own goal, 76
POR: Chara (caution), 22
POR: Blanco (caution), 65
SEA: Smith (caution), 65
POR: Asprilla (caution), 87
POR: GK Attinella, D Powell, D Cascante, D Ridgewell, D Valentin, M Chara, M Olum (Guzmán, 88), M Polo (Flores, 79), M Valeri ©, M Blanco (Asprilla, 77), F Armenteros
Substitutes Not Used: GK Clark, D Tuiloma, D Farfan, M Paredes
TOTAL SHOTS: 22 (Armenteros, Blanco, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Three players tied, 1); FOULS: 10 (Chara, 5); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 9; SAVES: 2
SEA: GK Frei, D Leerdam (Bruin, 59), D Kee-hee, D Marshall, D Smith (Nouhou , 86), M Svensson, M Alonso ©, M C. Roldan, M Loderio, M Shipp (Torres, 79), F Ruidíaz
Substitutes Not Used: GK Meredith, M A. Roldan, M Delem, M Wingo
TOTAL SHOTS: 6 (Alonso, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Alonso, C. Roldan, 1); FOULS: 11 (Shipp, 3); OFFSIDES: 5; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 3
Referee: Chris Penso
Assistant Referees: Jason White, Corey Rockwell
4th Official: Joseph Dickerson
VAR: Younes Marrakchi
Weather: Cloudy, 62 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial.