MATCH RECAP | Portland Timbers 1, Seattle Sounders FC 2

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. 

Match Moments

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.

46' - CHANCE (POR) - Portland's Sebastián Blanco curled a cross in from the left side for Jeremy Ebobisse on the far post. Ebobisse deflected the ball on frame but Frei made the save.

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.

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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

Scoring Summary: 
SEA: Roldan (Ruidíaz), 22
SEA: Ruidíaz (Morris), 47
POR: Valeri, 54 

Misconduct Summary:
SEA: Leerdam (caution), 53
SEA: Jones (caution), 65
SEA: Abdul-Salaam (caution), 84
SEA: Frei (caution), 90+1

Lineups:
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
Attendance: 25,218
Weather: Partly cloudy, 79 degrees

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial

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