Portland Timbers recovers a 0-1 deficit to beat SJ Earthquakes 2-1. HIGHLIGHTS

PORTLAND. Portland Timbers was able to reverse the scoreline against SJ Earthquakes to win 2-1.

Portland Timbers recovers a 0-1 deficit to beat SJ Earthquakes 2-1. HIGHLIGHTS

PORTLAND. Portland Timbers managed to reverse the scoreline against SJ Earthquakes to win 2-1. It was SJ Earthquakes to strike first with a goal of B. Kikanovic at the 42′. Then it was a goal in the 53′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, D. Asprilla gave the win to Portland Timbers in the 71′ minute. SJ Earthquakes lost this match even if it was better in terms of ball possession (58%).

The match was played at the Providence Park stadium in Portland on Saturday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Jon Freemon with the collaboration of Logan Brown and Cory Richardson. The 4th official was Brad Jensen. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 20.4 degrees Celsius or 68.65 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 68%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 42 Ball Possession 58
  • 19 Total 12
  • 6 On Target 7
  • 13 Off Target 5
  • 7 Shots blocked 1
  • 112 Attack 92
  • 59 Dangerous attack 50
  • 59 Ball safe​ 65
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 3 Corners 9
  • 1 Off Sides 2
  • 18 Total 15
  • 4 Yellow Cards 3
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
  • 5 Substitutions 3

Ball possession

SJ Earthquakes was in firm control of the ball 58% while Portland Timbers was struggling with a 42% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Portland Timbers had a more offensive attitude with 59 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 6 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Portland Timbers won the match​.

Portland Timbers shot 19 times, 6 on target, 13 off target. Regarding the opposition, SJ Earthquakes shot 12 times, 7 on target, 5 off target.


Portland Timbers received 4 yellow cards (J. Van Rankin, Y. Chara, C. Bravo and D. Asprilla). On the other side, SJ Earthquakes received 3 yellow cards (Nathan, E. Remedi and J. Yueill).

Match Timeline

J. Van Rankin- Yellow
Y. Chara- Yellow
C. Bravo- Yellow
B. Kikanovic(goal)
C. Paredes- sub ->M. Loria
Nathan- Yellow
E. Remedi- Yellow
J. Niezgoda(goal)D. Chara
S. Moreno- sub ->E. Williamson
Judson- sub ->E. Remedi
P. Marie- sub ->T. Thompson
D. Asprilla- Yellow
D. Asprilla(goal)
F. Mora- sub ->D. Asprilla
B. Tuiloma- sub ->J. Van Rankin
C. Cowell- sub ->B. Kikanovic
J. Yueill- Yellow
D. Ayala- sub ->J. Niezgoda


After playing this contest, Portland Timbers will have 30 points to hold in the 7th place. Talking about the opposition, SJ Earthquakes will stay with 22 points to hold in the 13th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Major League Soccer, Portland Timbers will play away with Real Salt Lake on the 9th of October with a 13-11 head to head record in favor of Portland Timbers (9 draws).

SJ Earthquakes will play away agasint Seattle Sounders on the 9th of October with a 15-12 head to head record in favor of Seattle Sounders (9 draws).

Portland Timbers – Formation

Portland Timbers started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

The manager Giovanni Savarese decided to play with the following team: .


Portland Timbers made 5 changes: M. Loria for C. Paredes (46′), E. Williamson for S. Moreno (59′), D. Asprilla for F. Mora (76′), J. Van Rankin for B. Tuiloma (76′) and J. Niezgoda for D. Ayala (90′).

SJ Earthquakes – Formation

SJ Earthquakes started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

Alex Covelo played with: .


SJ Earthquakes made 3 changes: E. Remedi for Judson (61′), T. Thompson for P. Marie (61′) and B. Kikanovic for C. Cowell (77′).

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Major League Soccer.​