Marvin Loria, Timbers vs. Seattle, 8.23.20
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MATCH RECAP | Portland Timbers 0, Seattle Sounders FC 3

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers lost 3-0 to visiting Seattle Sounders FC Sunday night at Providence Park. 

Match Moments

5' - CHANCE (POR) - On a Timbers free kick into the box, the ball came out to defender Chris Duvall who hammered his shot into the back of the net but following a VAR decision, a Timbers player was ruled offside on the free kick and the goal was disallowed.

15' - SAVE (POR) - Seattle's Nicolás Lodeiro chipped in a cross that Jordan Morris flicked to Raúl Ruídiaz at the doorstep but Portland goalkeeper Steve Clark pounced to smother the shot.

41' - CHANCE (POR) - Sebastián Blanco, left with some space on the left side, cut in and fired a skipping shot that Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei dove to his right to gather.

45+1' - CHANCE (POR) - Blanco collected a loose ball on the left and dribbled to the endline. He cut a pass back to a wide-open Diego Valeri but the midfielder knocked his shot over the bar.

52' - CHANCE (POR) - After some good Portland build-up, Jorge Villafaña carried down the left side and lofted a cross into the mixer that forward Jeremy Ebobisse jumped high and headed just over the Seattle crossbar.

58' - CHANCE (POR) - On a quick restart off a corner kick, Eryk Williamson found Marvin Loría on the back post who rocketed a ball at a sharp angle that Frei knocked away.

72' - GOAL (SEA) - Seattle's Joevin Jones crossed in a ball for Ruidiaz who deflected the ball up to the Timbers crossbar only to have it bounce off of Clark and into the goal to give Seattle a 1-0 lead.

75' - CHANCE (POR) - Blanco gently brought down a long, over-the-top pass to the left of the Seattle goal and kicked a right-footed shot on target but Frei made the save.

83' - GOAL (SEA) - Ruídiaz scored a second goal for the Sounders after receiving a long ball over the top before slotting it past Clark to make it 2-0 for the visitors.

85' - GOAL (SEA) - Portland fell behind 3-0 after Kelvin Leerdam received a pass in the box from Ruídiaz and scored to the right side of the goal.

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Portland will hit the road next as they play the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at Earthquakes Stadium. Kickoff is 7:30pm PT on FOX 12 PLUS (KPDX).

Portland Timbers (3-2-1, 10pts) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (3-1-2, 11pts) 
Aug. 23, 2020 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)

Goals by Half                 1          2          F
Seattle Sounders FC     0          3          3                   
Portland Timbers           0          0          0                 

Scoring Summary: 
SEA: Ruidíaz (Jones, Lodeiro), 72
SEA: Ruidíaz, 83
SEA: Leerdam (Ruidíaz, Bruin)

Misconduct Summary:
None

Lineups:
POR: GK Clark, D Duvall, D Tuiloma, D Mabiala, D Villafaña (Conechny, 87), M D. Chara, M Williamson (Mora, 73), M Loría (Polo, 60), M Valeri ©, M Blanco (Paredes, 87), F Ebobisse (Niezgoda, 73)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Attinella, D Bonilla, D Cascante, M Zambrano

TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (Blanco, Loría, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Blanco, 2); FOULS: 8 (Duvall, 2); OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 3

SEA: GK Frei, D Leerdam, D Gómez, M O’Neill, D Jones (Bruin, 81), M Svensson, M João Paulo (Nouhou, 74), M C. Roldan (A. Roldan, 87), M Lodeiro ©, M Morris (Bwana, 81), F Ruidíaz (Ibarra, 87)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Cleveland, M Dobbelaere, M Atencio, F Dhillon

TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (Ruidíaz, 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Ruidíaz, 3); FOULS: 10 (Jones, 3); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 5

Referee: Jair Marrufo
Assistant Referees: Jeff Hosking, Mike Rottersman
4th Official: Tim Ford
VAR: Edvin Jurisevic
Weather: Sunny, 78 degrees

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial

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