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Timbers, Colorado Rapids Play to Scoreless Draw in Resumed Match at Dick's Sporting Goods Park

July 12, 2023 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Portland Timbers News Release


COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - The Portland Timbers and Colorado Rapids played to a scoreless draw at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Wednesday night. After the initial match was postponed on July 4 due to severe weather in the Commerce City, Colorado area, the two sides resumed play tonight at the halfway mark.

Debuts and Milestones

Victor Griffith made his MLS debut, starting and logging 90 minutes in tonight's match. It was his fourth appearance across all competitions with Portland after featuring in the 2022 and 2023 U.S. Open Cup. Dario Zuparic made his 100th MLS regular-season appearance in the match, becoming the 15th player in club history to reach that milestone. Since making his debut for Portland on March 1, 2020, Zuparic has played more games (89) than any other Timbers player.

Clean Sheets

The Timbers recorded their seventh clean sheet of the 2023 campaign tonight. Notably, it marked their fourth on the road this season, which is tied for the most in the league with D.C. United. Goalkeeper David Bingham recorded his fifth clean sheet in his eighth appearance of the 2023 campaign. Bingham has kept four clean sheets in his last five games for Portland.

Goal-Scoring Plays

None

Notes

The Timbers and Rapids played a scoreless 45 minutes on July 4 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park before the match was postponed due to severe weather in the Commerce City, Colorado area and resumed tonight.

Victor Griffith made his MLS debut, starting and logging 90 minutes in tonight's match.

It was Griffith's fourth appearance across all competitions with Portland after featuring in the 2022 and 2023 U.S. Open Cup.

Dario Zuparic made his 100th MLS regular-season appearance in the match.

Zuparic became the 15th player in club history to play 100 regular season matches.

Since making his debut for Portland on March 1, 2020, Zuparic has played more games (89) than any other Timbers player.

The Timbers recorded their seventh clean sheet of the 2023 campaign tonight.

Notably, it marked Portland's fourth shutout on the road this season, which is tied for the most in the league with D.C. United.

Goalkeeper David Bingham recorded his fifth clean sheet in his eighth appearance of the 2023 campaign.

Bingham has kept four clean sheets in his last five games for Portland.

Next Game

The Timbers return home to play host to Columbus Crew SC on Saturday, July 15, at Providence Park. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. (Pacific) with streaming available on MLS Season Passon 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).

Portland Timbers (5-9-8, 23pts) at Colorado Rapids (2-10-9, 15pts)

July 12, 2023 - Dick's Sporting Goods Park (Commerce City, Colo.)

Goals by Half 1 2 F

Portland Timbers 0 0 0

Colorado Rapids 0 0 0

Scoring Summary:

None

Misconduct Summary:

COL: Abubakar (caution), 65

POR: D. Chara (caution), 69

POR: Griffith (caution), 76

POR: Boli (caution), 78

Lineups:

POR: GK Bingham, D Mosquera, D Miller, D Zuparic, D Bravo, M Griffith, M D. Chara ©, M Paredes, F Fogaça (Asprilla, 70), F Boli (Mora, 79), F Loría (Blanco, 70)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Ivacic, D Clegg, D Rasmussen, M Caliskan, M Gutiérrez, F Niezgoda, F Mora

TOTAL SHOTS: 9 (Boli, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Boli, Fogaça, 1); FOULS: 11 (four players tied, 2); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 3, SAVES: 1

COL: GK Yarbrough ©, D Rosenberry, D Wilson, D Maxso, M Ronan, M Acosta, M Bassett, F Barrios (Harris, 85), F Nicholson (Galvan, 46), F Yapi (Cabral, 85)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Ilic, D Anderson, D Markanich, D Beitashour, D Edwards, My Leyva

TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (Yapi, 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 1 (Abubakar, 1); FOULS: 11 (Maxso, 4); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 2

Referee: Pierre-Luc Lauziere

Assistant Referees: Jeremy Hanson, Meghan Mullen

Fourth Official: Ramy Touchan

VAR: Michael Radchuk

Attendance: N/A


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