The Portland Timbers advanced to the semifinals of the MLS is Back Tournament Knockout Stage presented by Audi with a 3-1 victory over New York City FC, Saturday night in Orlando, Fla. Here are the three key #StatMan takeaways from #NYCvPOR.
5 Sebastián Blanco has now assisted in all five matches in the MLS is Back Tournament. His five assists are tied for the most in the competition.
1 Just one minute and 11 seconds after entering the match, midfielder Andy Polo delivered the game-sealing goal with a long-range strike. Prior to the match, Polo had scored just once in his three years with the Timbers.
91 With his game-winning goal, Diego Valeri has now scored 91 goals in all competitions for the Timbers. He has 31 more competitive goals than any other Timbers player ever.
Tonight was the first time in the 332 MLS (regular season/playoffs/MIB) matches they have played as a team that the Timbers have had two subs score in the same match. #RCTID— Mike Donovan (@TheMikeDonovan) August 2, 2020