VANCOUVER, BC – The Portland Timbers, despite outshooting Vancouver Whitecaps FC 27-12 and playing strong throughout, lost 1-0 Friday evening at BC Place. A ninth minute goal from Vancouver's Fredy Montero was the difference.
9' - GOAL (VAN) - The Whitecaps went out to an early lead when forward Fredy Montero pounced on a misplayed clearance and hit it into the upper netting for a 1-0 scoreline.
15' - CHANCE (POR) - Moreira, sprung by a ball from Diego Chara, raced past a Caps defender and cut in towards goal. His low shot skipped into the six-yard box but was narrowly cleared away.
25' - CHANCE (POR) - The Timbers had two great chances on back-to-back corner kicks. The first was a header from Larrys Mabiala and the second also a header from Bill Tuiloma. Both were narrowly saved by Vancouver goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau.
52' - CHANCE (POR) - Sebastián Blanco, out wide on the left, snuck a sharp-angled shot on frame that forced a diving save from Crépeau.
72' - CHANCE (POR) - Blanco put together some good footwork on the left side to slip a ball to Diego Valeri on the doorstep of the Vancouver net but his shot was narrowly saved by Crépeau.
80' - CHANCE (POR) - Blanco again had a good opportunity when he first looped a ball to the back post and then pounced on the loose ball to head a shot on goal that was blocked out for a corner.
The Portland Timbers next play a mid-week match next Wednesday when they face Houston Dynamo on May 15. Kickoff is 5:30pm PT on ROOT SPORTS.
Portland Timbers (3-6-1, 10pts) vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (3-5-3, 12pts)
May 10, 2019 – BC Place (Vancouver, B.C.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Portland Timbers 0 0 0
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1 0 1
VAN: Montero (Teibert), 9
POR: Blanco (caution), 28
POR: Paredes (caution), 48
VAN: Godoy (caution), 61
POR: Chara (caution), 90
POR: GK Clark, D Moreira (Melano, 83), D Mabiala, D Tuiloma, D Valentin (Cascante, 83), M Flores (Polo, 73), M Paredes, M Chara, M Blanco, F Valeri ©, F Ebobisse
Substitutes Not Used: GK Attinella, D Villafaña, M Zambrano, M Conechny
TOTAL SHOTS: 27 (Blanco, 8); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Five players tied, 1); FOULS: 13 (Moreira, Paredes, 3); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 12; SAVES:3
VAN: GK Crépeau, D Nerwinski, D Godoy, D Henry, D Adnan, M Hwang (Rose, 65), M Erice, M Teibert, F Venuto, F Montero (Ardáiz, 87), F Lass (Levis, 76)
Substitutes Not Used: GK MacMath, D Cornelius, D Sutter, M Felipe
TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (Montero, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Montero, 3); FOULS: 4 (Four players tied, 4); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES:5
Referee: Allen Chapman
Assistant Referees: Logan Brown, Michael A. Kampmeinert
4th Official: Elvis Osmanovic
VAR: Silviu Petrescu
Weather: Clear, 70 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial