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Timbers Carve Out 4-2 Comeback Victory Over San Jose Earthquakes At Providence Park

May 16, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Portland Timbers News Release


PORTLAND, Ore. - Playing their second match in a four-day span, the Portland Timbers carved out a 4-2 comeback victory over the San Jose Earthquakes at Providence Park on Wednesday evening. Despite a 2-0 score line at halftime, the Timbers banked four second-half goals from Jonathan Rodríguez (2), Felipe Mora and Evander to secure three points at home.

Comeback Results

Tonight's comeback victory marked the Timbers' second-ever win after trailing by a 2-0 deficit or more, and the first time since they earned a 3-2 result against Houston Dynamo FC on June 26, 2016. Portland is also the first MLS team to score four or more unanswered goals after trailing by 2-0 or more since March 31, 2018 (LA Galaxy 4, LAFC 3). It also marked the Timbers' third comeback result of the season after overcoming a 3-0 deficit to draw 3-3 at Sporting Kansas City (April 7) and turning around a 1-0 score line to a 2-1 win at NYCFC (March 9).

Men of the Match

Evander recorded his fifth goal and fifth assist of the season. The Brazilian midfielder has registered four goals and four assists in his last six appearances for the Timbers. Felipe Mora also scored his fifth goal of the season, tied for the team lead with Evander. The 30-year-old striker has scored in back-to-back matches for Portland after tallying a goal against Seattle (May 12). Forward Jonathan Rodríguez notched a brace tonight, bringing his season total to four goals. Rodríguez's brace came as the 57th in club history. Santiago Moreno tallied his team-leading sixth assist of the 2024 campaign, while Kamal Miller recorded his first career assist for Portland, becoming the 12th player on the team to earn an assist this year.

Goal-Scoring Plays

SJ - Amahl Pellegrino, 31st minute: Jeremy Ebobisse got his head to the end of a corner kick and attempted a powerful diving header that was saved by Maxime Crépeau. The rebound found the head of Amahl Pellegrino who was first to react, sending a header down and into the goal.

SJ - Hernán López, 34th minute: Applying heavy pressure, Hernán López won the ball at midfield and raced into the Earthquakes' attacking half before lobbing a shot from outside the box that found the back of the net.

POR- Evander (penalty kick), 74th minute: Portland was awarded a penalty kick after San Jose defender Bruno Wilson was called for a handball in the box. Evander stepped up and buried the spot-kick with his right foot.

POR- Jonathan Rodríguez (Evander, Kamal Miller), 80th minute: Kamal Miller split the Earthquakes' lines with a precise pass to Evander at the top left side of the box. The Brazilian held the ball up before finding Jonathan Rodríguez, whose first touch took him across the box and set up a shot with his right foot that found the lower left corner of the net.

POR- Felipe Mora (penalty kick), 90th minute: Felipe Mora stepped to the spot after VAR awarded the Timbers a penalty kick following a collision in the box between William Yarbrough and Jonathan Rodríguez. Mora struck a powerful shot with his right foot down the middle and into the roof of the net to give Portland the lead.

POR- Jonathan Rodríguez (Santiago Moreno), 90+10 minute: On a counterattack, Santiago Moreno found Jonathan Rodríguez running into space on the left side of the field. Rodríguez received the ball in stride and used his right foot to slot the ball past William Yarbrough.

Notes

The Timbers won after trailing by two or more goals for the second time in team history and the first time since June 26, 2016, against Houston Dynamo FC (a 3-2 win).

Portland took 23 shots in the match, the most the team has taken since Oct. 27, 2021, also against the Earthquakes at Providence Park.

Portland is unbeaten in 21 straight home matches against San Jose in all competitions (17-0-4) dating back to September 2011.

The Timbers have scored in each of their last 16 matches at Providence Park.

Portland has scored eight goals in the last 15 minutes of the second half this season. No team in MLS has more.

Evander recorded his fifth goal and fifth assist of the season.

Evander has recorded four goals and four assists in his last six appearances for the Timbers.

Evander is three for three from the penalty spot in his MLS career.

Felipe Mora registered his fifth goal of the season, tied for the team lead with Evander.

Mora has scored in back-to-back matches.

Mora is three for three from the penalty spot in his MLS career.

Jonathan Rodríguez notched a brace tonight, bringing his season total to four goals.

Rodríguez's brace came as the 57th in club history.

Santiago Moreno tallied his team-leading sixth assist of the 2024 campaign.

Kamal Miller recorded his first career assist for Portland, becoming the 12th player on the team to earn an assist this year.

Larrys Mabiala made his 2024 debut with a start in tonight's match.

Next Game

The Timbers will close out a three-game stretch in the span of seven days when they face Minnesota United FC on Saturday, May 18 at Allianz Field. Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m. (Pacific) with a stream available on  MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app in English and Spanish. Local radio broadcasts are available on 750 The Game (English) and La GranD 1150AM/93.5 FM (Spanish).

Video Highlights

Highlights of the match can be downloaded.

Portland Timbers (3-6-4, 13pts) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (3-9-1, 10pts)

May 15, 2024 - Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)

Goals by Half 1 2 F

Portland Timbers 0 4 4

San Jose Earthquakes 2 0 2

Scoring Summary: 

SJ: Pellegrino, 31

SJ: López, 34

POR: Evander (penalty kick), 74

POR: Rodríguez (Evander, K. Miller), 80

POR: Mora (penalty kick), 90

POR: Rodríguez (Moreno), 90+10

Misconduct Summary:

SJ: Wilson (ejection), 72

POR: Miller (caution), 82

SJ: Yarbrough (caution), 90

Lineups:

POR: GK Crépeau, D K. Miller, D Mabiala (Rodríguez, 45), D Zuparic, M Asprilla (E. Miller, 45), M Evander (Fogaça, 90+2), M Chara, M Mosquera, F Antony (Paredes, 63), F Mora (Ayala, 90+10), F Moreno

Substitutes Not Used: GK Pantemis, D McGraw, D Jura, M Williamson

TOTAL SHOTS: 23 (Rodríguez, 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 9 (Rodríguez, Mora, 3); FOULS: 11 (Miller, 3); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 7, SAVES: 1

SJ: GK Yarbrough, D Costa, D Wilson, D Rodrigues, D Akapo, M Tsakiris (Yueill, 56), M Gruezo, M Pellegrino (Marie, 81), M Lopez (Beason, 75), M Espinoza (Munie, 81), F Ebobisse (Judd, 75)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Ochoa, M Morales, M Skahan, F Kikanovic

TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (Ebobisse, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Ebobisse, López, Akapo, Pellegrino, 1); FOULS: 6 (Yarbrough, Wilson, Tsakiris, Gruezo, López, Ebobisse, 1); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 4, SAVES: 3

Referee: Pierre Luc-Lauziere

Assistant Referees: Jose Da Silva, Corey Rockwell

Fourth Official: Tim Ford

VAR: Armando Villarreal

Weather: Sunny, 77 degrees

Attendance: 19,113

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial.

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