PORTLAND, Ore. – Diego Valeri scored a second half goal but the Portland Timbers lost 2-1 to Seattle Sounders FC at Providence Park Sunday night.
10' - CHANCE (POR) - Timbers midfielder Cristhian Paredes, left with open space outside of the Sounders 18-yard box, fired a skipping shot from distance that Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei got down to save but couldn't collect the rebound. Portland's Marvin Loría raced in with a shot that Frei then pushed over the bar.
22' - GOAL (SEA) - The Sounders scored in the first half as Jordan Morris came down the left channel before crossing a ball inside the six-yard box that bounced around a few players. Seattle midfielder Cristian Roldan found it and tapped it in to make it 1-0 for the visitors.
47' - GOAL (SEA) - Seattle made it 2-0 when Jordan Morris carried to the endline and cut a ball back to Raúl Ruidíaz who hit it into the goal.
54' - GOAL (POR) - The Timbers came back with a goal of their own in the 54th minute. On a free kick right on the edge of the 18-yard box arc, Diego Valeri hammered a shot that deflected off the wall and past Frei to make the score 2-1.
59' - CHANCE (POR) - Valeri went looking for another when he curled a 20-yard shot that Frei had to dive to his left to parry away. Ebobisse collected the rebound, chipped a ball into the mixer that Paredes snapped a header down but wide.
87' - CHANCE (POR) - Blanco sent a ball to the back post that was headed back near the penalty spot. Timbers forward Brian Fernandez tried a bicycle kick but missed and Frei grabbed the ball.
90+6' - CHANCE (POR) - A cross from Valeri, out from the far right side, found a leaping Blanco on the left post but his header was just over the bar.
The Portland Timbers will next host Real Salt Lake on Aug. 31 at Providence Park. Kickoff is 7:30pm PT on FOX 12 PLUS (KPDX).
Portland Timbers (11-11-4, 37pts) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (12-8-7, 43pts)
Aug. 23, 2019 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Portland Timbers 0 1 1
Seattle Sounders FC 1 1 2
SEA: Roldan (Ruidíaz), 22
SEA: Ruidíaz (Morris), 47
POR: Valeri, 54
SEA: Leerdam (caution), 53
SEA: Jones (caution), 65
SEA: Abdul-Salaam (caution), 84
SEA: Frei (caution), 90+1
POR: GK Clark, D Valentin, D Cascante (Polo, 79), D Tuiloma, D Villafaña, M Paredes (Conechny, 72), M Chara, Loría (Ebobisse, 45), M Valeri ©, M Blanco, F Fernandez
Substitutes Not Used: GK McIntosh, D Dielna, M Flores, M Zambrano
TOTAL SHOTS: 20 (Blanco, Valeri, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Valeri, 2); FOULS: 13 (Paredes, 3); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 10; SAVES: 2
SEA: GK Frei, D Leerdam (Abdul-Salaam, 74), D Kee-hee, D Arreaga, D Jones (Cecchini, 77), M Svensson, M Delem, Roldan, M Lodeiro ©, M Morris (Smith, 66), F Ruidíaz
Substitutes Not Used: GK Meredith, M Bwana, M Shipp, M Silva
TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Ruidíaz , 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Ruidíaz , 3); FOULS: 6 (Six players tied, 1); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 5
Referee: Jair Marrufo
Assistant Referees: Jeff Hosking, Jose Da Silva
4th Official: Lukasz Szpala
VAR: Edvin Jurisevic
Weather: Partly cloudy, 79 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial