Brian Fernandez, Timbers @ Union, 5.25.19
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#StatMan Three | Brian Fernandez records brace in first MLS start

The Portland Timbers knocked off the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia Union, 3-1, Saturday night at Talen Energy Stadium. Here are three key #StatMan takeaways from #PHIvPOR. 

2 In his first start for the Timbers, Brian Fernandez notched a brace, scoring two first-half goals. Fernandez is the first Timbers player to have multiple goals in his first start for the club. 

7 After helping catapult a lethal counter attack for Portland's second goal, Diego Valeri is up to seven assists this season, second-most in MLS. Valeri has seven or more assists in all seven of his MLS seasons. 

29,448 The match was the 12th and final match of the Timbers season-opening road trip. The final distance traveled for the trip will end at 29,448 miles.