Dairon Asprilla, Timbers @ Herediano, 2.9.20
Photo by Kayla Knapp

PRESEASON MATCH RECAP | C.S. Herediano 0, Portland Timbers 3

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

Scoring Summary: 
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