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Timbers Earn 1-1 Road Draw with Stoppage Time Equalizer against Columbus Crew

September 18, 2022 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Portland Timbers News Release


COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Portland Timbers (11-8-13, 46pts) earned a 1-1 road draw with a stoppage time equalizer against the Columbus Crew on Sunday afternoon at Lower.com Field. After conceding to Columbus in the first half, Santiago Moreno leveled the match for Portland in the 95th minute to secure a point on the road.

Late-Game Heroics

Santiago Moreno registered his seventh goal of the season and is now tied with Sebastián Blanco for a team-leading 22 points this year, as both of them have tallied seven goals and eight assists. Portland is one of three teams in the league with four players who have scored seven or more goals this season, alongside of the Philadelphia Union and LAFC. Additionally, Moreno has contributed to a goal in three straight games for Portland, registering two goals and one assist. Bill Tuiloma earned his second assist of the season, becoming the 10th player to tally multiple assists for the Timbers this year. Portland has scored 37 of its 51 goals this season in the second half of a match, which is third best to Austin FC (40) and LAFC (42).

Playoff Picture

With the result, Portland extended its unbeaten streak to five straight matches (4-0-1) to remain in fifth place of the Western Conference standings. Just four points currently separate fourth place Nashville SC (47pts) and eighth place LA Galaxy (43pts). With two games left in the regular season, the Timbers will play their final home match of the campaign on Oct. 2 against LAFC and will face Real Salt Lake for their regular season finale on the road on Oct. 9.

Goal-Scoring Plays

CLB - Kevin Molino (Lucas Zelarayán, Pedro Santos), 36th minute: From the left side of the field, Pedro Santos played a ball into the feet of Lucas Zelarayán in the 18-yard box. Zelarayán took a touch and slipped an outside of the foot pass off to Kevin Molino, who ran at the goal and slotted a shot just inside of the far post.

POR - Santiago Moreno (Bill Tuiloma), 90+5 minute: Santiago Moreno attempted to play the ball wide, but it took a deflection off of Bill Tuiloma and bounced back to Moreno near the top of the box for him to fire a half volley into the corner of the net.

Notes

The Timbers (11-8-13, 46pts) are in fifth place of the Western Conference.

Portland is unbeaten in five straight matches, posting a 4-0-1 record in that stretch (Columbus, Minnesota, Atlanta, Austin, Seattle).

Portland has scored 37 of its 51 goals this season in the second half of a match, which is third best to Austin FC (40) and LAFC (42).

The Timbers have scored in 18 consecutive matches, tallying 31 goals during that span.

Portland has scored in 28 of their 32 games, only LAFC (29) have scored goals in more matches in the league this season.

The Timbers improved their record to 6-3-3 against the Crew, including the 2015 MLS Cup.

While at the helm for Portland, Giovanni Savarese is 2-0-1 against Columbus and against former Portland head coach Caleb Porter.

Santiago Moreno registered his seventh goal of the season.

Moreno is tied with Sebastián Blanco for a team-leading 22 points this season, as each have seven goals and eight assists.

Moreno has contributed to a goal in three straight games (2g, 1a).

Portland is one of three teams in the league with four players who have scored seven or more goals this season, alongside of the Philadelphia Union and LAFC.

Bill Tuiloma tallied his second assist of the season.

Tuiloma is the 10th player to record multiple assists for Portland this year.

Juan Mosquera made his MLS debut for the Timbers as a second-half substitute.

Portland will play its final regular season match at Providence Park this season on Oct. 2 against LAFC.

Next Game

Following the upcoming FIFA window, the Timbers will return to action on Oct. 2 against LAFC at Providence Park. The match kicks off at noon (Pacific) with a national broadcast on ABC and ESPN Deportes with local radio broadcasts on 750 The Game (English) and La GranD 1150AM/93.5 FM (Spanish).

Portland Timbers (11-8-13, 46pts) vs. Columbus Crew (9-7-15, 42pts)

Sept. 18, 2022 - Lower.com Field (Columbus, Ohio)

Goals by Half 1 2 F

Portland Timbers 0 1 1

Columbus Crew 1 0 1

Scoring Summary:

CLB: Molino (Zelarayán, Santos), 36

POR: Moreno (Tuiloma), 90+5

Misconduct Summary:

CLB: Morris (caution), 10

POR: Y. Chara (caution), 25

POR: Tuiloma (caution), 45

POR: Mabiala (caution), 66

CLB: Díaz (caution), 68

POR: Moreno (caution), 71

CLB: Hernández (caution), 90+3

Lineups:

POR: GK Ivacic, D Mabiala (Mosquera, 82), D Zuparic, D Tuiloma, M Bravo, M D. Chara (Fogaça, 88), M Asprilla, M Williamson (Paredes, 82), F Y. Chara (Loria, 82), F Blanco (Niezgoda, 68), F Moreno

Substitutes Not Used: GK Bingham, D Van Rankin, M Ayala, F Ikoba

TOTAL SHOTS: 9 (Asprilla, Moreno, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (three players tied, 1); FOULS: 21 (Asprilla, 7); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 3

CLB: GK Room, D Santos (Sands, 84), D Williams, D Degenek, D Moreira, D Díaz (Etienne, 68), M Nagbe, M Morris (Artur, 90+4), M Zelarayán, F Hernández, F Molino (Yeboah, 84)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Bush, D Anibaba, D Farsi, M Igbekeme, F Hurtado

TOTAL SHOTS: 15 (Hernández, 7); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (four players tied, 1); FOULS: 7 (Morris, Zelarayán, 2); OFFSIDES: 5; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 2

Referee: Victor Rivas

Assistant Referees: Brian Poeschel, Morgante

Fourth Official: Fotis Bazakos

VAR: Edvin Jurisevic

Attendance: 20,421

Weather: Mostly sunny, 71 degrees

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial


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