SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica – The Portland Timbers defeated Deportivo Saprissa at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa 2-1 in their first match of the 2020 preseason, presented by Old Trapper Beef Jerky.
Playing with two different XI's in each half, Portland was led by a picture-perfect, free kick strike from Diego Valeri in the ninth minute and a second half goal from recent T2 signee Ken Krolicki in the 77th minute.
2020 Preseason, presented by Old Trapper Beef Jerky
Deportivo Saprissa vs. Portland Timbers
Feb. 1, 2020 – Estadio Ricardo Saprissa (San José, Costa Rica)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Portland Timbers 1 1 2
Deportivo Saprissa 0 1 1
POR: Valeri, 9
POR: Krolicki (Conechny), 77
Portland XI (first half): Blanco, Cascante, Chara, Y. Chara (Epps, 30), Clark, Mora, Moreira (Duvall, 30), Polo, Valeri, Villafaña, Zuparic
Portland XI (second half): Asprilla, Conechny, Duvall (Bonilla, 60, Duvall, 70), Epps (Krolicki, 60), Farfan, Ivacic, Mabiala, McGraw, Molloy, Sierakowski (Ikoba, 75), Zambrano
Good morning #RCTID! Today’s exhibition match vs. Saprissa will kick off very shortly.— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) February 1, 2020
Our Starting XI:
In the 65th minute, Saprissa ties it up. 1-1. #RCTID— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) February 1, 2020