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Timbers Record 1-0 Shutout Win against FC Dallas at Providence Park

July 18, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Portland Timbers News Release


PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Timbers recorded a 1-0 shutout win against FC Dallas tonight at Providence Park in front of their first full-capacity crowd since March of 2020. Jeremy Ebobisse provided the late game-winner, and the shutout was Portland's third of the 2021 campaign.

Providence Park Is Back To Full Capacity

Tonight's attendance of 23,255 was the largest crowd at a sporting event in Oregon since the Timbers played host to Nashville SC on May 8, 2020 (25,218, sell-out). The match against Nashville was the 163rd consecutive sell-out at Providence Park, composed of 155 regular-season and eight playoff games. Portland reopened Providence Park to full capacity on June 30, 2021.

300 MLS Goals At Providence Park

Tonight's goal was the Timbers' 300th in MLS play at Providence Park since joining the league in 2011. In 170 regular-season home games, the Timbers are 91-34-45. Diego Valeri leads the club in goals (51) and assists (50) at Providence Park.

Ebobisse Game Winner

Ebobisse's 84th minute goal was his third of the 2021 campaign, which is tied with Dairon Asprilla for the team lead. Tonight's match marked Ebobisse's second consecutive game with a goal, and his third goal in the Timbers' past four matches. Ebobisse now has 25 goals in 85 regular-season games with Portland.

Goal-Scoring Plays

POR - Jeremy Ebobisse (Yimmi Chara), 84th minute: Near the center circle, Yimmi Chara flicked the ball through a congested midfield into the path of Ebobisse. Taking several touches to get himself near the top of the 18-yard box, Ebobisse cut the ball onto his left foot, and fired it into the top left corner of the goal.

Notes

Portland is 7-1-3 all-time against FC Dallas at Providence Park.

The Timbers scored their 300th MLS goal at Providence Park in tonight's match.

Reopened to full capacity, Providence Park saw the largest attendance (23,255) for a sporting event in Oregon since the Timbers' match versus Nashville SC on May 8, 2020.

Portland recorded its third shutout of the season, and its second at home.

Steve Clark tallied his first shutout of the 2021 campaign.

Jeremy Ebobisse scored his team-best third goal of the 2021 campaign.

Ebobisse has now scored in two consecutive matches, and in three of the Timbers' last four matches.

The goal was the 29th of Ebobisse's career, and 25th in regular-season play.

Yimmi Chara recorded his first assist of the season, and ninth of his career with Portland.

With the start, Felipe Mora appeared in his first match since May 30 after being away with the Chilean National Team.

Tonight's start was Yimmi Chara's first appearance in a match since May 30 after being away with the Colombian National Team.

Sebastián Blanco made his third appearance of the season.

Dario Zuparic, Josecarlos Van Rankin, Dairon Asprilla, and Diego Valeri are the only Timbers to appear in all 12 regular-season matches in 2021.

Tonight was the first regular-season game Eryk Williamson did not feature in, who is away on national team duty at the Concacaf Gold Cup with the USMNT.

Overall, the Timbers are 91-34-45 in regular-season play at Providence Park.

Next Game

Facing a quick turnaround, the Timbers play LAFC on Wednesday, July 21, at Providence Park. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific) and will feature a national broadcast on FS1, with radio broadcasts on 750 The Game (English) and La GranD 1150AM/93.5 FM (Spanish).

Portland Timbers (5-6-1, 16pts) vs. FC Dallas (2-6-5, 11pts)

July 17, 2021 - Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)

Goals by Half 1 2 F

FC Dallas 0 0 0

Portland Timbers 0 1 1

Scoring Summary:

POR: Ebobisse (Y. Chara), 84

Misconduct Summary:

POR: Bonilla (caution), 5

POR: Zuparic (caution), 52

FCD: Quignón (caution), 57

FCD: Pomykal (caution), 69

Lineups:

POR: GK Clark, D Bonilla (Bodily, 81), D Mabiala, D Zuparic, D Van Rankin, M Zambrano, M D. Chara ©, M Ebobisse, M Y. Chara (Tuiloma, 88), M Asprilla (Blanco, 81), F Mora (Valeri, 65)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Ivacic, D McGraw, M Fochive, M Loría, M Paredes

TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Asprilla, Y. Chara, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Asprilla, Ebobisse, 1); FOULS: 11 (D. Chara, 3); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 2

FCD: GK Maurer, D Bressan ©, D Hollingshead, D Che, D Burgess, M Pomyka (Twumasi , 82)l, M Cerrillo (Sealy, 87), M Quignón, M Ferreira, M Pepi (Ricaurte, 87), F Jara (Obrian, 78)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Megiolaro, D Nelson, M Vargas, M Schön, M Servania

TOTAL SHOTS: 7 (Pepi, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Jara, Pomykal, 1); FOULS: 17 (Cerrillo, Quignón, 3); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 1

Referee: Joe Dickerson

Assistant Referees: Nick Uranga, Apolinar Mariscal

Fourth Official: Brandon Stevis

VAR: Sorin Stoica

Attendance: 23,255

Weather: Mostly sunny, 78 degrees

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial

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