SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica – The Portland Timbers defeated C.S. Herediano 3-0, in the last match of their Costa Rica portion of the 2020 preseason presented by Old Trapper Beef Jerky.
Playing four separate 30-minute sessions, Portland went out to a 1-0 lead in the first session when forward Felipe Mora scored his second goal of the preseason off an indirect free kick inside the Herediano 18-yard box.
Halfway through the final 30-minute session, Portland doubled their lead as attacker Dairon Asprilla broke forward through the Herediano line to slot a ball into the lower right corner and make the score 2-0. Asprilla helped make it 3-0 right before the final whistle as his cross into the box forced and own goal by the Costa Rican side.
The Timbers return to Portland to host a preseason tournament at Providence Park beginning on Feb. 16 against Vancouver Whitecaps FC (5pm PT, TICKETS). They will also host Minnesota United FC on Feb. 19 (7:30pm PT, TICKETS) and the New England Revolution on Feb. 22 (5pm PT, TICKETS).
2020 Preseason, presented by Old Trapper Beef Jerky
C.S. Herediano vs. Portland Timbers
Feb. 9, 2020 – Complejo Deportivo Fedefutbol Plycem (San José, Costa Rica)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Portland Timbers 0 3 3
C.S. Herediano 0 0 0
POR: Mora (Blanco, Valeri), 58
POR: Asprilla (Zambrano), 103
POR: Own goal, 118
Portland XI (first half): Blanco, Chara, Y. Chara (Conechny, 30), Clark (Ivacic, 55), Mabiala, Mora, Moreira, Paredes, Valeri, Villafaña, Zuparic (Cascante, 26)
Portland XI (second half): Asprilla, Cascante (Ikoba, 90), Duvall, Epps, Farfan, Ivacic (Sulte, 110), McGraw, Molloy, Sierakowski, Williamson, Zambrano
Today’s final preseason match in Costa Rica against Herediano will consist of four 30 minute segments.— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) February 9, 2020
Our Starting XI:
Zuparic#RCTID | @old_trapper pic.twitter.com/s5Uidd1lzl