PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers lost 2-0 to the New York Red Bulls Wednesday night at Providence Park. Red Bulls goals coming from Kyle Duncan and a penalty kick from Daniel Royer in second-half stoppage time.
3' - GOAL (NYRB) - The Red Bulls scored first when an errant cross through the Timbers area found defender Kyle Duncan sprinting to the back post to slot home a goal and give New York a 1-0 lead.
6' - SAVE (POR) - After a wild scramble following a Steve Clark save that led to a rebound, a followup shot blocked by Jorge Villafaña and another rebound, New York hit a ball on frame only to have defender Bill Tuiloma block it off the line.
19' - CHANCE (POR) - Portland broke out on the counter with a ball upfield to Diego Valeri. Valeri stretched to cross a perfect ball to a speeding Diego Chara who chipped the keeper but his shot went off the crossbar.
21' - SAVE (POR) - Down the other way, a ball slipped through to NY's Josh Sims who quickly fired a shot but Clark pushed it up and over the goal.
31' - CHANCE (POR) - Following a Timbers free kick from the left side, the Red Bulls cleared the ball out but right back to Valeri. He sent a cross that found Tuiloma who hit a glancing header wide of the right post.
35' - CHANCE (POR) - Portland midfielder Tomás Conechny, with space outside the Red Bulls 18-yard box, curled a ball towards the upper 90 but the shot went just wide of the left post.
48' - CHANCE (POR) - Following a cleared Portland free kick, the ball was headed by Jorge Moreira to Valeri who flicked it on to Brian Fernandez on the left wing. His one-timed cross went to Tuiloma at the penalty spot who headed a shot but right at New York goalkeeper Luis Robles.
66' - CHANCE (POR) - On a Portland corner kick from Valeri, Jeremy Ebobisse snapped a strong header down but Robles was in position to make the save.
82' - CHANCE (POR) - Portland midfielder Sebastián Blanco, coming on as a second half substitute, lofted a perfect ball up and over the NY defense for a sprinting Ebobisse. Ebobisse went in on goal but pushed his shot just wide of the right post.
90+6' - GOAL (NYRB) - Following a controversial call of a foul by Moreira in the box, referee Alan Kelly pointed to the spot for a Red Bulls penalty kick. Daniel Royer hit is shot to the left and scored to make it 2-0 for the visitors.
90+7' - CHANCE (POR) - Valeri threaded a pass into Tuiloma in the box. The Portland centerback's shot squirted out to Fernandez on the left but his attempt went wide.
The Portland Timbers will next play Minnesota United FC on Sunday, Sept. 22 at Providence Park. Kickoff is 1:03pm PT on ESPN.
Portland Timbers (13-13-4, 43pts) vs. New York Red Bulls (13-13-5, 44pts)
Sept. 18, 2019 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Portland Timbers 0 0 0
New York Red Bulls 1 1 2
NYRB: Duncan (Sims, Rzatkowski), 3
NYRB: Royer (penalty kick), 90+6
POR: Chara (caution), 76
POR: Moreira (caution), 90+2
POR: GK Clark, D Moreira, D Tuiloma, D Dielna, D Villafaña (Loría, 85), M Paredes (Blanco, 73), M Chara, M Fernandez, M Valeri ©, M Conechny (Polo, 81), F Ebobisse
Substitutes Not Used: GK McIntosh, D Valentin, D Farfan, M Zambrano
TOTAL SHOTS: 15 (Fernandez, 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Three players tied, 1); FOULS: 14 (Chara, 4); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 3
NY: GK Robles ©, D Duncan, D Long, D Parker, D Lawrence, M Davis, M Rzatkowski, M Cásseres Jr., M Muyl (Royer, 68), M Sims (Nealis, 87), F Barlow (Wright-Phillips, 77)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Meara, D Murillo, M Kaku, M Fernandez
TOTAL SHOTS: 19 (Sims, 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Sims, 2); FOULS: 10 (Cásseres Jr., 3); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 3
Referee: Allan Kelly
Assistant Referees: Eric Weisbrod, Chris Wattam
4th Official: Joe Dickerson
VAR: Edvin Jurisevic
Weather: Cloudy, 61 degrees