Timbers Fall 2-1 on the Road to Minnesota United FC
St. Paul, Minn. - Playing their third game in eight days, the Portland Timbers fell 2-1 on the road to Minnesota United FC at Allianz Field on Saturday night. After striking first, Portland could not rally after conceding a pair of second-half goals. Felipe Mora scored his team-leading fourth goal of the 2021 campaign, and Dairon Asprilla recorded his first assist of the season.
More Goals From Mora
In his second consecutive match scoring a goal, Mora tallied his team-leading fourth goal of the 2021 campaign, and sixth across all competitions. Notably, he's tied for the league lead with four header goals this season. Overall, Mora has 11 goals and four assists in 29 MLS appearances for the Timbers.
POR - Felipe Mora (Dairon Asprilla), 10th minute: Receiving the ball on the left flank, Asprilla took several touches and whipped a cross into the box. Mora made a dashing run toward the penalty spot and delivered a diving header inside the near post.
MIN - Chase Gasper (Hassani Dotson) 74th minute: Dotson lofted a cross into the box from the left wing, picking out the head of Gasper who placed it into the left corner of goal.
MIN - Robin Lod (Emanuel Reynoso) 85th minute: From the halfway line, Reynoso sent a driven through ball into the box for Lod. Taking one touch, Lod drilled a shot into the right-side netting.
Mora scored his team-leading fourth goal of the regular season, and sixth across all competitions.
Mora is tied for first in the league with header goals this season (4).
Asprilla tallied his first assist of the regular season.
Six different players have scored three or more goals across all competitions in 2021.
Fourteen different players have recorded an assist for Portland across all competitions.
Josecarlos Van Rankin, Diego Valeri, and Asprilla are the only Timbers to appear in all 14 regular season matches in 2021.
This season, 25 different players have earned a start for the Timbers.
The Timbers will be back on the road, traveling to face the LA Galaxy on Friday, July 30, at Dignity Health Sports Park. The match kicks off at 7 p.m. (Pacific) and features a national broadcast on ESPN, with radio broadcasts on 750 The Game (English) and La GranD 1150AM/93.5 FM (Spanish).
Portland Timbers (6-7-1, 19pts) vs. Minnesota United FC (6-5-3, 21pts)
July 24, 2021 - Allianz Field (St. Paul, Minn)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Minnesota United FC 0 2 2
Portland Timbers 1 0 1
POR: Mora (Asprilla), 10
MIN: Gasper (Dotson), 74
MIN: Lod (Reynoso), 85
MIN: Lod (caution), 94
POR: GK Ivacic, D Van Rankin, D Mabiala, D Zuparic, Bonilla, M D. Chara ©, M Paredes (Zambrano, 65), M Asprilla (Ebobisse, 65), M Loría (Valeri, 46), M Y. Chara (Blanco, 82), F Mora (Tuiloma, 87)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Clark, D McGraw, M Bodily, M Fochive
TOTAL SHOTS: 8 (Mabiala, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (three players tied, 1); FOULS: 14 (Mabiala, 3); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 4
MIN: GK Miller, D Métanire, D Kallman, D Dibassy, D Gasper, M Dotson, M Trapp, M Lod, M Reynoso (Gregus, 87), M Hansen (Finlay, 57), F Hunou (Agudelo, 65)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Zendejas, D Taylor, D Raitala, M Alonso, M Gregus, M McMaster, M Hayes
TOTAL SHOTS: 28 (Lod, 8); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Lod, 3); FOULS: 19 (three players tied, 3); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 10; SAVES: 2
Referee: Marcos de Oliveira
Assistant Referees: Andrew Bigelow, Jose Da Silva
Fourth Official: John Griggs
VAR: Jon Freemon
Weather: Sunny, 89 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial
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