FRISCO, Tex. – Outshooting FC Dallas 14-13 and a second-half goal from Cristhian Paredes was not enough as the Portland Timbers lost 2-1 on the road in a hard-fought and contested match at Toyota Stadium Saturday evening.
9' - GOAL (DAL) - FC Dallas jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first half when Jésus Ferreira pounced on a flukey, deflected pass, sprinted in on goal and slotted into the bottom corner. The call was upheld following video assisted review.
27' - SAVE (POR) - Timbers goalkeeper Jeff Attinella made a strong save as Dallas' Michael Barrios sprinted through the right channel to unleash a shot that the Portland shot-stopper parried away.
44' - SAVE (POR) - Attinella came up big again when Barrios, this time coming in on the left, worked his way from the end line and fired a knuckling shot that Attinella dove to his left to expertly knock away.
47' - CHANCE (POR) - Portland's Jorge Moreira carried upfield from the right, deftly tapped the ball around a defender, cut the ball to his left foot before taking a hard shot that was deflected out for a corner.
55' - CHANCE (POR) - Sebastián Blanco collected a loose clearance and hit a shot on frame that forced a save from Dallas goalkeeper José Gonzalez.
60' - GOAL (DAL) - Following a Portland foul in the box, Dallas' Reto Zeigler stepped to the spot and converted a penalty kick to give the home side a 2-0 lead.
67' - GOAL (POR) - The Timbers pulled a goal back to make it 2-1 when Blanco lofted a ball towards the back post for a diving header from Cristhian Paredes who scored.
90+4' - CHANCE - (POR) - Valeri fed a ball through to Dairon Asprilla who took a shot from tight angle that was narrowly saved.
90+5' - VAR - (POR) - On a play that occurred prior to Asprilla's shot, referee Marcus De Olivera went to check on video a possible handball on Dallas' Ryan Hollingshead. After review, the penalty was not given.
The Portland Timbers next head to Ohio to face Columbus Crew SC on Apr. 20. Kickoff is 4:30pm PT on FOX 12 PLUS (KPDX).
Portland Timbers (0-5-1, 1pt) vs. FC Dallas (4-2-1, 13pts)
April 13, 2019 – Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Portland Timbers 0 1 1
FC Dallas 1 1 2
DAL: Ferreira, 9
DAL: Ziegler (Penalty kick), 60
POR: Paredes (Blanco, Chara), 67
POR: Chara (caution), 51
DAL: Pomykal (caution), 65
POR: GK Attinella, D Moreira, D Mabiala, D Tuiloma, D Cascante (Asprilla, 70), D Valentin, M Flores (Conechny, 87), M Chara ©, M Paredes (Valeri, 70), F Ebobisse, F Blanco
Substitutes Not Used: GK Clark, D Dielna, D Villafaña, M Guzmán
TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (Three players tied, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Six players tied, 1); FOULS: 20 (Moreira, 5); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 4
DAL: GK Gonzalez, D Cannon, D Hedges, D Ziegler ©, M Hollingshead, M Gruezo, M Cerrillo (Hayes, 78), M Barrios, M Pomykal, M Aránguiz (Mosquera, 72), F Ferreira (Bressan, 87)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Maurer, D Pedroso, M Roberts, F Ondrasek
TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (Ferreira, 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Barrios, 3); FOULS: 18 (Gruezo, 4); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 5
Referee: Marcos DeOliveira
Assistant Referees: Jeffrey Greeson, Eduardo Mariscal
4th Official: Victor Rivas
VAR: Hilario Grajeda
Weather: Cloudy, 51 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial