PORTLAND, Ore. – Despite out-shooting their opponents by a 23-6 margin and controlling much of the run of play, the Portland Timbers lost 1-0 to D.C. United Sunday afternoon at Providence Park.
16' - POST (POR) - Timbers defender Claude Dielna sent a beautiful ball forward to Jorge Moreira on the right side. Moreira took a touch before sending a ball into the middle that Valeri headed down but off the left post and away.
25' - OWN GOAL (DC) - United took a 1-0 lead against the run of play when a cross from Ulises Segura deflected off a sliding Tuiloma and into the back of the Portland net.
38' - SAVE (POR) - On a D.C. corner kick into the mixer, a loose United shot was kicked away on the line by Timbers midfielder Eryk Williamson.
50' - CHANCE (POR) - On a Portland throw-in, Moreira tossed the ball to Diego Chara who tapped it back to Moreira. Moreira then lofted a ball towards the back post that clanged off the crossbar.
60' - CHANCE (POR) - Williamson, with a bit of space outside the D.C. box, let fly with a shot that deflected off a United defender but goalkeeper Bill Hamid dove to his right to make a save.
64' - CHANCE (POR) - Valeri, near the left corner of the United box, hit a hard shot that forced Hamid to punch down and clear.
75' - CHANCE (POR) - Marvin Loría, about 35 yards from goal, hit a ball over the towards the right post where Tuiloma had snuck into an open position. Tuiloma's header flashed just wide right of the post.
82' - SAVE (POR) - D.C.'s Paul Arriola got free on a through ball and hammered a shot that Timbers goalkeeper Steve Clark pushed off the near post.
The Portland Timbers have a quick turnaround as they next play on Wednesday, Sept. 18 against the New York Red Bulls at Providence Park. Kickoff is 7:30pm PT on FOX 12 PLUS (KPDX).
Portland Timbers (13-12-4, 43pts) vs. D.C. United (12-10-9, 45pts)
Sept. 15, 2019 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Portland Timbers 0 0 0
D.C. United 1 0 1
DCU: Own goal, 25
POR: Williamson (caution), 46
DCU: Rooney (caution), 64
POR: GK Clark, D Moreira, D Tuiloma, D Dielna, D Villafaña (Flores, 79), M Chara, M Polo, M Williamson (Conechny, 62), M Loría (Paredes, 85), M Valeri ©, F Ebobisse
Substitutes Not Used: GK Ivacic, D Farfan
TOTAL SHOTS: 23 (Valeri, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Four players tied, 1); FOULS: 8 (Chara, Williamson, 3); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 4
DCU: GK Hamid, D Canouse, D Brillant, D Birnbaum, D Mora, M Felipe, M Moreno, M Segura, M Arriola, M Rodríguez (Acosta, 84), F Rooney © (Amarikwa, 79)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Seitz, D Pines, D Jara, M Boateng, F Kamara
TOTAL SHOTS: 6 (Arriola, Birnbaum, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Arriola, 2); FOULS: 8 (Eight players tied, 1); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 4
Referee: Drew Fischer
Assistant Referees: Kathryn Nesbitt, Felisha Mariscal
4th Official: Alejandro Mariscal
VAR: Ricardo Salazar
Weather: Rainy, 60 degrees