MONTREAL – Despite a first career MLS goal from Tomás Conechny, the Portland Timbers lost 2-1 to the Montréal Impact at Stade Saputo Wednesday night. The Impact was led by a brace from Orji Okwonkwo.
21' - POST (MTL) - Impact midfielder Orji Okwonkwo jumped on a loose back pass, came down the right channel and hit a shot that went off the inside of the near post and away.
28' - GOAL (MTL) - Okwonkwo made it 1-0 when he took a ball over the top from Bacary Sagna and hit it into the back of the net.
44' - CHANCE (POR) - Portland held some sustained possession around the Montréal 18-yard box late in the first half. Portland defender Marco Farfan cut inside from the left and sent a pass across to Dairon Asprilla who hit a hard shot but right at Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush.
53' - GOAL (POR) - Timbers leveled the score at 1-1 on a Portland free kick opportunity. Marvin Loría curled in a great ball to the back left post that defender Julio Cascante leaped high to head down into the path of Tomás Conechny who nodded it past a scrambling Bush for his first-ever career MLS goal.
57' - CHANCE (POR) - Leading Portland on the break, Asprilla played a ball up to Conechny on the left side of the goal who then left it for the sprinting Eryk Williamson but his mis-hit shot was deflected away.
66' - GOAL (MTL) - Okwonkwo scored his second goal of the game to make it 2-1 for Montréal when, back to goal, he spun on knocked down ball in the Timbers 18-yard box and hit it into the upper right 90 of the Portland net.
The Portland Timbers return home to Providence Park Sunday, June 30 when they host FC Dallas. Kickoff is 8pm PT on FOX 12 Oregon (KPTV), UniMás and Twitter.
Portland Timbers (5-8-2, 17pts) vs. Montreal Impact (9-7-3, 30pts)
June 26, 2019 – Stade Saputo (Montreal, Quebec)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Montreal Impact 1 1 2
Portland Timbers 0 1 1
MTL: Okwonkwo (Sagna), 28
POR: Conechny (Cascante, Loría), 53
MTL: Okwonkwo (Taider), 66
MTL: Shome (caution), 32
POR: Conechny (caution), 57
POR: Farfan (caution), 77
MTL: Cabrera (caution), 90+2
POR: GK Attinella, D Jadama, D Cascante, D Dielna, D Farfan, M Zambrano, M Loría, M Williamson (Ebobisse, 76), M Paredes, M Conechny (Melano, 71), F Asprilla (Langsdorf, 90+1)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Ivacic, D Villafaña
TOTAL SHOTS: 7 (Asprilla, Paredes, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Three players tied, 1); FOULS: 13 (Four players tied, 2); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 1; SAVES: 3
MTL: GK Bush, D Cabrera, D Camacho, D Diallo, M Sagna, M Shome (Novillo, 86), M Krolicki, M M Raitala, F Okwonkwo (Choinière, 70), F Urruti, F Taïder
Substitutes Not Used: GK Diop, D Kinumbe, F Jackson-Hamel
TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (Okwonkwo, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Okwonkwo, 2); FOULS: 8 (Krolicki, Urruti, 2); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 2
Referee: Rubiel Vazquez
Assistant Referees: Andrew Bigelow, Richard Gamache
4th Official: Fotis Bazakos
VAR: Jon Freemon
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 76 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial.