Portland Timbers tops Minnesota United 1-0 with a goal scored by D. Asprilla. HIGHLIGHTS

PORTLAND. Portland Timbers conquers Minnesota United 1-0 after D. Asprilla scored just 1 goal (61').

Portland Timbers tops Minnesota United 1-0 with a goal scored by D. Asprilla. HIGHLIGHTS

PORTLAND. Portland Timbers overcomes Minnesota United 1-0 after D. Asprilla scored just 1 goal (61′).

The match was played at the Providence Park stadium in Portland on Saturday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Guido Gonzalez with the support of Ian Anderson and Gjovalin Bori. The 4th official was Elvis Osmanovic. The weather was smoke. The temperature was hot at 25.5 degrees Celsius or 77.97 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 29%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 53 Ball Possession 47
Shots
  • 11 Total 22
  • 1 On Target 6
  • 10 Off Target 16
  • 1 Shots blocked 1
  • 111 Attack 98
  • 39 Dangerous attack 59
  • 69 Ball safe​ 52
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 6 Corners 5
  • 1 Off Sides 2
Fouls
  • 14 Total 11
  • 2 Yellow Cards 1
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 3 Substitutions 1

Ball possession

There was not much difference in terms of ball possession. Portland Timbers was in possession of the ball for 53% of the time vs. Minnesota United that controlled the ball for 47% of the time.

Attitude and shots

Minnesota United had a more offensive attitude with 59 dangerous attacks and 22 shots of which 6 were on target. Notwithstanding, Portland Timbers was able to find the solution to win this match.​

Portland Timbers shot 11 times, 1 on target, 10 off target. Talking about the opposition, Minnesota United shot 22 times, 6 on target, 16 off target.

Cards

Portland Timbers received 2 yellow cards (C. Bravo and Z. McGraw). Talking about the opposition, Minnesota United received 1 yellow card (K. Lawrence).

Match Timeline

C. Bravo- Yellow
43'
D. Asprilla(goal)S. Moreno
61'
J. Niezgoda- sub ->S. Blanco
72'
C. Paredes- sub ->E. Williamson
84'
M. Loria- sub ->Y. Chara
84'
Z. McGraw- Yellow
85'
88'
K. Lawrence- Yellow
90'
N. Hansen- sub ->B. Kallman

Standings

After playing this encounter, Portland Timbers will have 45 points to remain in the 5th place. Regarding the opposition, Minnesota United will stay with 44 points to sit in the 6th place.

Next matches

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

Minnesota United will host Vancouver Whitecaps on the 9th of October with a 4-3 head to head stats in favor of Minnesota United (3 draws).

Portland Timbers – Formation

Portland Timbers
G
A. Ivačič 31.Slovenia
7.8
D
D. Župarić 13.Croatia
7.3
D
B. Tuiloma 25.New Zealand
7.2
D
Z. McGraw 18.USA
6.9
85'
M
C. Bravo 5.Argentina
6.9
43'
M
D. Chará Zamora 21.Colombia
6.9
M
E. Williamson 19.USA
6.9
84'
M
S. Moreno 30.Colombia
7.1
M
Y. Chará Zamora 23.Colombia
6.6
84'
F
S. Blanco 10.Argentina
7.0
72'
F
D. Asprilla Rivas 27.Colombia
7.2
Goals61'
Substitutes
G
D. Bingham 1.USA
D
J. Van 2.Mexico
D
J. Mosquera 29.Colombia
D
L. Mabiala 33.Congo DR
M
C. Paredes 22.Paraguay
6.7
84'
M
M. Loría 44.Costa Rica
7.0
84'
M
D. Ayala 24.Argentina
F
N. Fogaça 99.Brazil
F
J. Niezgoda 11.Poland
6.6
72'

Portland Timbers started with a 3-1-4-2 line-up (3-1-4-2).

The manager Giovanni Savarese decided to play with the following team: Aljaž Ivačič (7.8), Bill Tuiloma (7.2), Dario Župarić (7.3), Zac McGraw (6.9), Diego Chará (6.9), Santiago Moreno (7.1), Eryk Williamson (6.9), Yimmi Chará (6.6), Claudio Bravo (6.9), Dairon Asprilla (7.2) and Sebastián Blanco (7.0).

The home team had on the bench: Cristhian Paredes (6.7), David Bingham, Josecarlos van Rankin, Marvin Loría (7.0), Juan Mosquera, Nathan Fogaça, Jarosław Niezgoda (6.6), David Ayala and Larrys Mabiala.

Substitutions

Portland Timbers made 3 changes: S. Blanco for J. Niezgoda (72′), E. Williamson for C. Paredes (84′) and Y. Chara for M. Loria (84′).

Best player: Aljaž Ivačič​

The most impressive player for Portland Timbers was the goalkeeper: Aljaž Ivačič. His rating is 7.83. He performed 5 saves.

Minnesota United – Formation

Minnesota United
G
D. St Clair 97.Canada
6.3
D
M. Boxall 15.New Zealand
7.5
D
K. Lawrence 92.Jamaica
6.8
88'
D
6.8
D
B. Kallman 14.USA
6.8
90'
D
D. Taylor 27.USA
7.4
M
R. Lod 17.Finland
7.6
M
W. Trapp 20.USA
7.3
M
K. Arriaga 33.Honduras
7.3
F
L. Amarilla Lencina 9.Paraguay
6.8
F
M. García Torres 28.Colombia
6.8
Substitutes
G
E. Dick 13.USA
G
T. Miller 1.USA
G
F. Emmings 99.USA
D
N. Kibunguchy 36.USA
D
O. Fisher 91.Jamaica
M
N. Hansen 11.Denmark
90'
M
J. González 6.Mexico
M
J. Rosales 8.Honduras
F
A. Danladi 18.Ghana

Minnesota United started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).

Adrian Heath played with: Dayne St. Clair (6.3), Alan Benítez (6.8), Michael Boxall (7.5), Brent Kallman (6.8), Kemar Lawrence (6.8), D.J. Taylor (7.4), Robin Lod (7.6), Wil Trapp (7.3), Kervin Arriaga (7.3), Mender García (6.8) and Luis Amarilla (6.8).

The following players were sitting on the bench: N. Kibunguchy, A. Danladi, N. Hansen, J. Gónzalez, O. Fisher, J. Rosales, E. Dick, T. Miller and F. Emmings.

Substitutions

Minnesota United made only 1 change substituting B. Kallman for N. Hansen (90′)​.

Best player: Robin Lod​

The player that probably impressed the most for Minnesota United was Robin Lod.

His rating is (7.6) with 31 passes (87% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 14.

Results of the day

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