Jeremy Ebobisse, Timbers vs. LAFC, 10.18.20
Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

MATCH RECAP | Portland Timbers 1, Los Angeles FC 1

PORTLAND, Ore. – Forward Jeremy Ebobisse scored his team-leading eighth goal of the season but Los Angeles FC scored late in second-half stoppage time and the Portland Timbers drew 1-1 Sunday night at Providence Park.

Match Moments

5' - SAVE (POR) - LAFC's Eduard Atuesta lined up a 25-yard free kick that fizzed towards goal but Timbers goalkeeper Steve Clark tracked the ball and punched it up and out.

10' - SAVE (POR) - Clark made another good save when a chipped ball over the top found LAFC forward Bradley Wright-Phillips at the penalty area. Wright-Phillips put his shot on frame but Clark got down low to make the quick save.

33' - CHANCE (POR) - Midfielder Diego Valeri set up for a free kick near the right sideline. He sent in his ball towards the near post where forward Felipe Mora flashed a header just wide of the net.

38' - CHANCE (POR) - Portland charged forward led by Eryk Williamson. He laid a ball off to his right for Valeri who then chipped it towards the six-yard box where Mora darted in and headed a hard shot on target but LAFC goalkeeper Pablo Sisniega made the save.

40' - CHANCE (POR) - Two minutes later, Yimmi Chara sprung Mora on the break. He dribbled forward, got pulled by an LAFC defender as he made his shot where Sisniega then made the save. Mora gathered the rebound but his follow-up shot was also saved.

43' - CHANCE (POR) - Valeri pounced on a turnover in the LAFC end. He then carried forward and tagged a shot on frame that Sisniega again stopped.

47' - GOAL (POR) - Two minutes into the second half, Portland went up 1-0 on a great team goal. After an LAFC clearance, defender Jorge Villafaña fought to reclaim the ball before passing it to Yimmi Chara. Chara went just outside the edge of the 18-yard box before squaring a ball for Mora who then kicked it on towards his right. Valeri dummied it for a wide-open Jeremy Ebobisse who then fired home a goal with his right foot.

61' - SAVE (POR) - Clark made a great point-blank stop on a shot from LAFC forward Danny Musovski to keep Portland in the lead.

84' - CHANCE (POR) - Diego Chara stole the ball away and poked it ahead for Williamson. Williamson then played a ball forward to Yimmi Chara but his shot was saved by Sisniega.

90+3' - GOAL (LAFC) - The visitors tied the game when a ball up the the middle found LAFC's Kwadku Opoku who turned his defender and tapped it to Christian Torres. Torres then slotted his shot into the back of the net to make the score 1-1.

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The Portland Timbers next head to Washington to face Seattle Sounders FC on Thursday, Oct. 22 at CenturyLink Field. Kickoff is 7:30pm PT on FS1.

Portland Timbers (9-5-4, 31pts) vs. Los Angeles FC (7-7-4, 25pts)
Oct. 18, 2020 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)

Goals by Half                              1          2          F
Portland Timbers                        0          1          1
Los Angeles FC                          0          1          1

Scoring Summary: 
POR: Ebobisse (Mora, Y. Chara), 47
LAFC: Torres (Opoku, Segura), 90+3

Misconduct Summary:
LAFC: Harvey (caution), 5
POR: D. Chara (caution), 12
POR: Williamson (caution), 29
POR: Segura (caution), 49
LAFC: Jakovic (caution), 77
LAFC: Opoku (caution), 90+5

Lineups:
POR: GK Clark, D Duvall (Farfan, 75), D Mabiala, D Zuparic, D Villafaña, M D. Chara, M Williamson, M Ebobisse (Niezgoda, 88), M Valeri © (Paredes, 75), M Y. Chara, F Mora (Tuiloma, 90+1)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Ivacic, D Bonilla, M Conechny, M Flores, M Zambrano

TOTAL SHOTS: 16 (Mora, 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Mora, 3); FOULS: 11 (D. Chara, 5); OFFSIDES: 4; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 4

LAFC: GK Sisniega, D Murillo, D El-Munir, D Segura, D Harvey (Jakovic, 75), M Duke (Dueñas, 75), M Atuesta ©, M Ginella, F Pérez (Opoku, 58), F Wright-Phillips (Torres, 75), F Musovski

Substitutes Not Used: GK Vermeer, D Traore, D Leone, D Segbers

TOTAL SHOTS: 9 (Ginella, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Five players tied, 1); FOULS: 18 (Ginella, 3); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 5

Referee: Allen Chapman
Assistant Referees: Jeff Hosking, Chris Elliott
Fourth Official: Armando Villarreal
VAR: Younes Marrakchi
Weather: Cloudy, 64 degrees

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial

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