SAN JOSE, Calif. – Yimmi Chara scored his first career MLS goal via an assist from his brother, Diego, and the Portland Timbers picked up a point in a 1-1 draw on the road against the San Jose Earthquakes Wednesday night at Earthquakes Stadium.
29' - SAVE (POR) - Portland goalkeeper Steve Clark made two quick saves back-back in the 28th minute. San Jose's Oswaldo Alanís sent in a low free kick that Clark got down to block but the ball deflected to Quakes' defender Florian Jungwirth. Clark then adeptly parried away Jungwirth's point-blank shot.
34' - GOAL (POR) - The Timbers scored first when Yimmi Chara and Diego Chara combined to give Portland a 1-0 lead. After a turnover at midfield, Diego flicked a ball upfield off the outside of his foot for Yimmi at the edge of the San Jose 18-yard box. Yimmi let the ball go past him, turned, and then chipped Quakes' goalkeeper James Marcinkowski to score.
36' - CHANCE (POR) - A few moments later, Portland broke out on a counterattack with a 3-v-1 advantage. Timbers defender Pablo Bonilla squared a ball for Felipe Mora. Mora then sent it to a speeding Yimmi Chara whose shot was just wide of the far post.
55' - CHANCE (POR) - Bonilla was sprung into space and carried forward along the right side. His cross skittered across the SJ box to Jaroslaw Niezgoda but the shot was saved.
76' - GOAL (SJ) - The Earthquakes equalized following a VAR decision on a play where Vako hit a low shot past Clark that in the run of play Dario Zuparic tried to save off the line. Following the review, however, referee Alex Chilowicz awarded a goal to San Jose.
89' - SAVE (POR) - Clark made a diving save to keep the score level as he denied a header from atop the six-yard box from San Jose's Chris Wondolowski.
The Portland Timbers will return to California Saturday to play San Jose Earthquakes at Earthquakes Stadium. Kickoff is 7:30pm PT on FOX 12 PLUS (KPDX).
San Jose Earthquakes (2-4-5, 11pts) vs. Portland Timbers (4-4-3, 15pts)
Sept. 16, 2020 – Earthquakes Stadium (San Jose, Calif.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
San Jose Earthquakes 0 1 1
Portland Timbers 1 0 1
POR: Y. Chara (D. Chara), 33
SJ: Vako, 76
POR: Zuparic (caution), 84
POR: Paredes (caution) 85
SJ: Yueill (caution) 90+1
POR: GK Clark, D Bonilla, D Tuiloma, D Zuparic, D Farfan, M Polo, M D. Chara ©, M Williamson (Paredes, 64), F Mora (Ebobisse, 64), F Niezgoda (Conechny, 81), M Y. Chara (Loría, 64)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Ivacic, D Cascante, D Villafaña, M Valeri, M Zambrano
TOTAL SHOTS: 6 (Y. Chara, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Y. Chara, Niezgoda, 1); FOULS: 16 (D. Chara, 4); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 5
SJ: GK Marcinkowski, D Akanyirige (Wondolowski, 69), D Jungwirth, D Alanís (Salinas, 46), D López, M Marie (Thompson, 46), M Espinoza (Cowell, 69), M Judson, M Yueill ©, M Vako, F Ríos (Fierro, 69)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Vega, D Beason, M Calvillo, M Fernandes
TOTAL SHOTS: 19 (Vako, 8); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Vako, 2); FOULS: 12 (Judson, 3); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 2
Referee: Alex Chilowicz
Assistant Referees: TJ Zablocki, Diego Blas
Fourth Official: Michael Radchuk
VAR: Fotis Bazakos
Weather: Clear, 77 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial