Felipe Mora, Timbers vs. Rapids, 11.4.20
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MATCH RECAP | Portland Timbers 0, Colorado Rapids 1

PORTLAND, Ore. – Playing an even game throughout, the Portland Timbers lost 1-0 to the Colorado Rapids Wednesday night at Providence Park.

Match Moments

52' - SAVE (POR) - After a scoreless first half, Timbers goalkeeper Steve Clark made a good save on a shot from atop the 18-yard box from Colorado's Cole Bassett.

58' - CHANCE (POR) - Portland had some sustained pressure around the Colorado 18-yard box. Diego Valeri – freshly subbed on only moments earlier – pinged a ball out to the left side for Marco Farfan. Farfan's cut-back pass went to Yimmi Chara who one-timed it but the shot went wide of the right post.

75' - CHANCE (POR) - Dario Zuparic spied an open Valeri along the edge of the box and passed the ball ahead to him. Valeri trapped the ball, turned to his left but then back-heeled a pass to Jorge Villafaña on his right. Villafaña's side-footed shot hit the side netting, just outside the left post.

83' - GOAL (COL) - The Rapids took a 1-0 lead in the 83rd minute when forward Diego Rubio slipped a pass through to midfielder Kellyn Acosta in the box who then scored.

90' - SAVE (POR) - Colorado's Nicolás Mezquida hit a low hard shot that Clark sprung to his right to knock away.

90+7' - CHANCE (POR) - Portland almost tied it late in stoppage time when Villafaña cut a ball back in the box for Dairon Asprilla. Asprilla – who was making his first appearance since a knee injury in march – controlled the ball in traffic and hit a hammered shot that clanged off the post and away.

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The Timbers will finish the 2020 regular season Sunday when they travel to face Los Angeles FC at Banc of California Stadium as part of AT&T Decision Day. Kickoff is 3:30pm PT on FS1.

Portland Timbers (11-6-5, 38pts) vs. Colorado Rapids (7-6-4, 25pts)
Nov. 4, 2020 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)

Goals by Half                1          2          F
Portland Timbers           0          0          0
Colorado Rapids           0          1          1

Scoring Summary: 
COL: Acosta (Rubio, Namli), 83

Misconduct Summary:
POR: D. Chara (caution), 49
POR: Bonilla (caution), 81
COL: Mezquida (caution), 90+1
POR: Zuparic (caution), 90+3

Lineups:
POR: GK Clark, D Bonilla (Mabiala, 88), D Tuiloma, D Zuparic, D Farfan (Villafaña, 68), M D. Chara ©, M Paredes, M Polo (Asprilla, 88), M Williamson (Valeri, 55), M Flores (Y. Chara, 46), F Mora

Substitutes Not Used: GK Ivacic, M Conechny, M Loría, M Zambrano

TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Tuiloma, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 0; FOULS: 13 (D. Chara, 4); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 3

COL: GK Yarbrough, D Rosenberry, D Abubakar, D Wilson, D Vines, M Bassett (Acosta, 58), M Price, M Namli (Moor, 85), F Shinyashiki (Mezquida, 74), F Rubio, F Benezet (Lewis, 58)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Irwin, D Trusty, D Kelly, D Beitashour, F Galván

TOTAL SHOTS: 8 (Shinyashiki, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Four players tied, 1); FOULS: 16 (Rosenberry, Wilson, 3); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 0

Referee: Joe Dickerson
Assistant Referees: Jose Da Silva, TJ Zablocki
Fourth Official: Luis Arroyo
VAR: Daniel Radford
Weather: Cloudy, 63 degrees

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial

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