TORONTO – The Portland Timbers won their second match in a row as goals on either side of halftime – one from defender Bill Tuiloma and one from forward Jeremy Ebobisse – gave the visitors a 2-1 victory over Toronto FC Saturday afternoon at BMO Field. Diego Valeri contributed two assists in the win for the Timbers which now puts the attacker in a tie for the league lead with six.
16' - CHANCE (POR) - Sebastián Blanco, with a bit of space atop the 18-yard box, tried a shot from distance but sent it just wide of the right post.
20' - GOAL (TOR) - The Reds went up 1-0 when, on a Toronto corner kick, a loose ball in the box fell to Jonathan Osorio who tapped it in.
22' - GOAL (POR) - Two minutes later, the Timbers came roaring back. Diego Valeri sent an out-swinging corner into the area that Bill Tuiloma spectacularly hit on the volley to even the score at 1-1.
70' - GOAL (POR) - After some back and forth play, Valeri sprayed a ball out left to Blanco who set up a cross into the mixer that Jeremy Ebobisse thumped into the back of the net with a diving header to give Portland a 2-1 lead. The goal is Ebobisse's team-leading fourth of the season.
90' - CHANCE (POR) - Following clearing out a Toronto corner kick, the Timbers gathered and broke forward on the counter. Andy Polo, who had just subbed on, sprung Cristhian Paredes in the middle who found Diego Chara open on his left. Chara went in on goal, beat goalkeeper Quentin Westberg, but pushed his shot just past the far right post.
The Portland Timbers will next travel to play Real Salt Lake on May 4 at Rio Tinto Stadium. Kickoff is 6pm PT on ROOT SPORTS.
Portland Timbers (2-5-1, 7pts) vs. Toronto FC (4-2-1, 13pts)
April 27, 2019 – BMO Field (Toronto, Ont., Canada)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Portland Timbers 1 1 2
Toronto FC 1 0 1
TOR: Osorio, 20
POR: Tuiloma (Valeri), 22
POR: Ebobisse (Blanco, Valeri), 70
TOR: Mavinga (caution), 64
POR: Moreira (caution), 66
POR: Chara (caution), 87
POR: GK Clark, D Moreira, D Mabiala, D Tuiloma, D Valentin, M Flores (Villafaña, 90+5), M Paredes, M Chara, M Blanco (Cascante, 86), F Valeri © (Polo, 90), F Ebobisse
Substitutes Not Used: GK Attinella, M Guzmán, F Melano, F Conechny
TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Blanco, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Three players tied, 1); FOULS: 12 (Chara, Tuiloma, 3); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 2
TOR: GK Westberg, D Auro, D Zavaleta, D Mavinga, D Morrow, M DeLeon (Boyd, 73), M Bradley ©, M Delgado (Chapman, 78), M Osorio, M Pozuelo, F Hamilton (Akinola, 68)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Bono, D Morgan, D Ciman, M Fraser
TOTAL SHOTS: 6 (Pozuelo, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Pozuelo, 2); FOULS: 8 (Bradley, Hamilton, 2); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 1
Referee: Alex Chilowicz
Assistant Referees: Brian Dunn, Cory Richardson
4th Official: Robert Sibiga
VAR: Kevin Terry Jr.
Weather: Cloudy, 45 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial