VANCOUVER, BC – Midfielder Andrés Flores scored late but the Portland Timbers lost 2-1 to Vancouver Whitecaps FC Sunday afternoon at BC Place on MLS Decision Day presented by AT&T. Alphonso Davies scored two goals for the home side.
The Timbers end the 2018 regular-season in fifth place in the Western Conference and will now head on the road to play fourth place FC Dallas in the Knockout Round of the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs, date and time to be determined.
10' - SAVE (POR) - Portland goalkeeper Jeff Attinella came up big early on a Whitecaps corner kick. Vancouver's Doneil Henry snapped a header down that bounced off the turf and headed towards the top corner of the net only to have Attinella leap high to his left to tip over the bar.
28' - GOAL (VAN) - Whitecaps midfielder Alphonso Davies, making his final appearance for the club, dribbled down the left side of the field before cutting into the middle and firing a left-footed shot from the edge of the 18-yard box that gave Vancouver a 1-0 lead.
32' - GOAL (VAN) - Four minutes later, Davies scored again for Vancouver when he stole the ball away from Portland's Marco Farfan deep in the Portland end and slotted it in for a 2-0 Whitecaps lead.
47' - CHANCE (POR) - Portland's Farfan whipped a free kick into the Vancouver mixer that defender Bill Tuiloma headed just wide of the left post.
58' - SAVE (POR) - Attinella dove to his left to make a great fingertip save on a headed shot by Vancouver's Kei Kamara.
67' - SAVE (POR) - Attinella came out to smother a cross from Kamara and deny a chance from Vancouver's Davies.
73' - CHANCE (POR) - Timbers attacker Lucas Melano, with space in the 18-yard box, headed a cross on frame but right at Vancouver goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic.
90' - GOAL (POR) - Andrés Flores got on the end of a threaded ball across the face of goal from Dairon Asprilla and slid home his first goal in Major League Soccer to make the score 2-1 late.
Portland Timbers (15-10-9, 54pts) vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (13-13-8, 47pts)
Oct. 28, 2018 – BC Place (Vancouver, B.C.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 0 2
Portland Timbers 0 1 1
VAN: Davies (Nerwinski), 28
VAN: Davies, 31
POR: Flores, 90
POR: Melano (Caution), 27
VAN: Davies (Caution), 82
POR: GK Attinella ©, D Powell, D Cascante, D Tuiloma, D Farfan, M Paredes (Blanco, 74), M Olum, M Asprilla, M Melano (Ebobisse, 80), M Flores, F Armenteros (Polo, 67)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Clark, D Mabiala, D Valentin, M Conechny,
TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (Five players tied, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Asprilla, 2); FOULS: 9 (Cascante, Polo, 2); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 4
VAN: GK Marinovic, D Nerwinski, D Watson, D Henry, D Levis, M Ghazi, M Reyna (Mezquida, 78), M Teibert, M Mutch (Felipe, 64), M Davies (Colyn, 86), F Kamara
Substitutes Not Used: GK Rowe, D Maund, M Shea, F Hurtado
TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (Four players tied, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Davies, 2); FOULS: 9 (Ghazal, 3); OFFSIDES: 4; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 3
Referee: Ted Unkel
Assistant Referees: Cameron Blanchard, Jeff Hosking
4th Official: Daniel Radford
VAR: Alex Chilowicz
Weather: Showers, 53 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial