PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers, down to 10 men late in second half stoppage time, fought to a 0-0 draw with FC Dallas Saturday night at Providence Park. Portland limited Dallas to only one shot on target in picking up their team's ninth clean sheet of 2018.
25' - CHANCE (POR) - Portland, who had been cagey all first half, worked the ball down the right side. Diego Valeri and Andy Polo combined on a give-and-go that Polo put across the face of goal only to have it deflected out for a corner.
55' - CLEAR (POR) - A dangerous FC Dallas aerial cross found Cristian Colmán near the center of goal but Portland goalkeeper Jeff Attinella managed to leap into traffic and punch the ball away.
63' - CHANCE (POR) - Diego Chara picked off a Dallas pass near midfield and sprung Valeri down the left channel. Valeri dribbled in on goal, cut the ball back and hit a low shot that Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez collected.
73' - SAVE (POR) - On a mis-hit back pass from Larrys Mabiala, Dallas' Colmán intercepted it and hit a point-blank shot that Attinella parried away.
81' - CHANCE (POR) - Portland's Lucas Melano sprayed a ball out right to Zarek Valentin before taking off for the top of the 18-yard box. Valentin, spotting Melano's run, played the ball back with a long cross that Melano hit on the volley forcing a save from Dallas' Gonzalez.
90+4' - RED CARD (POR) - On a 50-50 ball in the Portland end, Liam Ridgewell went up for the ball against Roland Lamah. Referee Allen Chapman whistled for a straight red card against the Timbers defender leaving the home side with 10 men for the remainder of the match.
Portland next plays Real Salt Lake on Oct. 6 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. Kickoff is 6:30pm PT on ROOT SPORTS.
Portland Timbers (13-9-9, 48pts) vs. FC Dallas (15-6-9, 54pts)
Sept. 29, 2018 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
FC Dallas 0 0 0
Portland Timbers 0 0 0
DAL: Gruezo (caution), 72
DAL: Hedges (caution), 75
DAL: Gonzalez (caution), 82
POR: Ridgewell (ejection), 90+3
POR: Chara (caution), 90+6
POR: GK Attinella (Clark, 89), D Powell (Valentin, 63), D Mabiala, D Ridgewell, D Villafaña, M Olum, M Polo, M Chara, M Valeri ©, F Ebobisse, F Armenteros (Melano, 74)
Substitutes Not Used: D Cascante, M Guzmán, M Flores, F Asprilla
TOTAL SHOTS: 9 (Valeri, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Three players tied, 1); FOULS: 11 (Chara, 5); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 1
DAL: GK Gonzalez, D Pedroso, D Ziegler, D Hedges ©, D Cannon, M Gruezo, M Ulloa, M Mosquera, M Barrios (Figueroa, 86), F Urruti (Hollingshead, 90), F Colmán (Lamah, 78)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Maurer, M Aguilar, M Aránguiz, F Badji
TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (Urruti, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 1 (Colman, 1); FOULS: 10 (Gruezo, 3); OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 3
Referee: Allen Chapman
Assistant Referees: Nick Uranga, Apolinar Mariscal
4th Official: Joseph Dickerson
VAR: Alex Chilowicz
Weather: Cloudy, 63 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial