Marvin Loria, Timbers vs. Seattle, 8.23.20
Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

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.


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:

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