HARRISON. Portland Timbers and New York RB draw 1-1. J. Niezgoda scored the first goal (53′) for Portland Timbers. A. Long settled the score (67′).
The match was played at the Red Bull Arena, Harrison stadium in Harrison on Saturday and it started at 6:00 pm local time. The referee was Joe Dickerson with the support of Cory Richardson and Tyler Wyrostek. The 4th official was Matthew Franz. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 24.9 degrees Celsius or 76.84 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 73%.
The overall ball possession was identical with both teams controlling the ball for 50% of the time.
There was not much difference in terms of ball possession. New York RB was in possession of the ball for 50% of the time vs. Portland Timbers that controlled the ball for 50% of the time.
Attitude and shots
New York RB was more pushing with 64 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 5 were on target. Nevertheless, that was not enough New York RB to win the match.
New York RB shot 14 times, 5 on target, 9 off target. Regarding the opposition, Portland Timbers shot 7 times, 1 on target, 6 off target.
New York RB received 1 yellow card (C. Casseres). Regarding the opposition, Portland Timbers received 1 yellow card (E. Williamson).
After this match, New York RB will have 18 points like Philadelphia Union to remain in the 3rd place. Talking about the opposition, Portland Timbers will have 12 points like Houston Dynamo, Columbus Crew, Colorado Rapids and Nashville SC to sit in the 20th place.
In the next match in the Major League Soccer, New York RB will host Charlotte on the 8th of October with a 0-0 head to head record.
Portland Timbers will play away agasint Real Salt Lake on the 9th of October with a 14-11 head to head statistic in favor of Portland Timbers (9 draws).
New York RB – Formation
New York RB started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
The manager Gerhard Struber decided to play with the following team: .
New York RB could not rely on the presence of O. Fernandez (injured).
New York RB made 3 changes: F. Amaya for D. Yearwood (69′), D. Nealis for O. Fernandez (72′) and T. Barlow for Z. Ryan (81′).
Portland Timbers – Formation
Portland Timbers started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Giovanni Savarese played with: .
Portland Timbers could not rely on the presence of B. Tuiloma (injured).
Portland Timbers made 4 changes: E. Williamson for D. Chara (69′), S. Moreno for S. Blanco (76′), D. Zuparic for B. Tuiloma (76′) and M. Loria for D. Ayala (86′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Major League Soccer.