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Timbers Close out 2024 Coachella Valley Invitational with 2-1 Loss to Chicago Fire FC

February 17, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Portland Timbers News Release


INDIO, Calif. - In their final 2024 Coachella Valley Invitational match, the Portland Timbers dropped a 2-1 result to Chicago Fire FC on Saturday afternoon. Dairon Asprilla scored Portland's lone goal in the match. Next week, the Timbers will open their 2024 MLS Season account when they host the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Providence Park.

Preseason Tournament Recap

The Timbers made their second Coachella Valley Invitational appearance, playing matches against NYCFC, San Jose Earthquakes and Chicago Fire FC (0-2-1). Dairon Asprilla and Felipe Mora scored a goal each, while Evander and Santiago Moreno both tallied an assist. Maxime Crépeau, James Pantemis and Kamal Miller made their first appearances in Green and Gold.

Timbers's 2024 MLS Season Opener

Portland is set to open its 14th MLS campaign against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Providence Park with a 7:30 p.m. (Pacific) kickoff. All matches will be available to watch on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app in English and Spanish as well as local radio broadcasts, 750 The Game (English) and La GranD 1150AM/93.5 FM (Spanish).

Goal-Scoring Plays

POR - Dairon Asprilla (Evander), 7th minute: Evander took possession of the ball in the midfield and served it into the 18-yard box. Asprilla, beating two Chicago defenders, hit a right-footed strike on his first touch and scored into the lower right-corner of the goal.

CHI - Gaston Gimenez, 44th minute: Gimenez sent a long ball from the midfield, beating Pantemis off his line and scoring the second goal of the match.

CHI - Maren Haile-Selassie (Favian Herbers), 55th minute: Herbers slipped the ball to his right side to find Haile-Selassie, who took a right-footed shot outside the six-yard box and sent the ball into the left-corner of the goal.

Next Game

The Timbers will host the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Providence Park with a 7:30 p.m. (Pacific) kickoff. The match will be available to watch on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app in English and Spanish as well as local radio broadcasts, 750 The Game (English) and La GranD 1150AM/93.5 FM (Spanish).

2024 Coachella Valley Invitational

Portland Timbers vs. Chicago Fire FC

Feb. 17, 2024 - Empire Polo Club (Indio, Calif.)

Goals by Half 1 2 F

Portland Timbers 1 0 1

Chicago Fire FC 1 1 2

Scoring Summary:

POR: Asprilla (Evander), 7

CHI: Gimenez, 44

CHI: Haile-Selassie (Herbers), 55

Misconduct Summary:

CHI: Gutierrez (caution), 20

POR: McGraw (caution), 25

CHI: Navarro (caution), 46

CHI: Pineda (caution), 49

CHI: Koutsias (caution), 59

Lineup:

POR: GK Pantemis, D Mosquera (Araujo, 69), D McGraw, D K. Miller, D E. Miller, M Chara ©, M Williamson (Paredes, 74), M Moreno, M Evander, M Asprilla (Antony, 69), F Mora (Fogaça, 60)

Substitutes: GK Muse, D Clegg, D Jones-Riley, D Jura, D Mabiala, D Neville, D Zuparic, M Enríquez, M Linhares, F Ikoba


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