Timbers, Seattle Battle to 1-1 Draw at Centurylink Field Thursday Night
SEATTLE, Wash. - The Portland Timbers were unable to overcome a stoppage-time equalizer, playing to a 1-1 draw on the road against Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field on Thursday night. In his first appearance of the 2020 regular-season campaign, Andrés Flores tallied a goal, as the Timbers improved to 3-0-2 in their last five regular-season meetings on the road at Seattle.
Andres Flores' 2020 Debut
In his 2020 regular-season debut, and his first appearance since Sept. 22, 2019, Flores tallied his second career goal for the Timbers in 74 minutes of action. The goal against Seattle marked his first tally since scoring against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Oct. 28, 2018. Flores has two goals and three assist in 46 career appearances (23 starts) across all competitions for Portland.
Giovanni Savarese Against Seattle
In 12 matches coaching across all competitions against the Sounders dating back to 2018, Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese holds a record of 7-4-1. Notably, in six road matches against Seattle across all competitions dating back to 2018, Savarese has managed the Timbers to a 4-1-1 record.
Timbers Away From Providence Park In 2020
In 14 matches played across all competitions away from Providence Park in 2020, the Portland holds a record of 8-2-4, outscoring the opposition 33-21. The Timbers are 3-2-2 in seven regular-season matches on the road during the 2020 campaign.
POR - Andrés Flores, 10th minute: Dribbling down the left flank, Jorge Villafaña delivered a cross into the penalty area that fell to Felipe Mora, who calmly laid the ball off to Yimmi Chara at the top of the box. Chara's strong shot was parried away by Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei to Flores in the right side of the penalty area, and his right-footed shot was fired into the bottom right corner of the net.
SEA - Will Bruin, 90+3rd minute: After João Paolo's out-swinging corner-kick delivery fell to Will Bruin on the edge of the six-yard box, he powered his shot past Steve Clark into the lower left corner of the goal.
Portland is unbeaten in its last five regular-season meetings in Seattle (3-0-2), dating back to Aug. 26, 2017. That is the longest road regular season unbeaten streak for the Timbers in the series' all-era history.
The Timbers improved to 8-2-4 In 14 matches played across all competitions away from Providence Park in 2020, outscoring the opposition 33-21.
The Timbers have now scored eight goals in the first 15 minutes of a match this season, tied for the most in MLS.
Portland's 39 goals scored in 2020 are the second-most goals scored in MLS this season.
The Timbers have 14 points from road matches this season, three more than any other Western Conference team.
Andrés Flores scored his first goal of the season and the second of his Timbers career.
Flores made his 2020 season debut in the match.
Flores is the 12th player to score a regular season goal for Portland this season
Diego Chara played in his 25th regular season match against the Sounders, which is tied with Chris Wondolowski (against the Vancouver Whitecaps) for the most matches against a single club since 2011.
Jeremy Ebobisse's streak of 75 consecutive appearances across all competitions for the Timbers dating back to the 2018 season came to an end after not being selected due to injury.
Additionally, Ebobisse's streak of 60 consecutive regular-season appearances came to an end.
Jorge Villafaña made his 98th career regular-season appearance for the Timbers, playing 90 minutes against Seattle.
The Timbers next play host to the LA Galaxy on Wednesday, Oct. 28; kickoff is set for 7 p.m. (Pacific) at Providence Park. The Oct. 28 match features a national broadcast on ESPN with local radio broadcast on 750 The Game (English) and La GranD 1150AM/93.5 FM (Spanish).
Portland Timbers (9-5-5, 32pts) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (9-4-5, 32pts)
Oct. 22, 2020 - CenturyLink Field (Seattle, Wash.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Portland Timbers 1 0 1
Seattle Sounders FC 0 1 1
POR: Flores, 10
SEA: Bruin, 90+3
POR: GK Clark, D Farfan, D Mabiala, D Zuparic, D Villafaña, M D. Chara, M Williamson, M Flores (Bonilla, 74), M Valeri ©, M Y. Chara, F Mora (Niezgoda, 83)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Ivacic, D Duvall, D McGraw, D Tuiloma, M Conechny, M Paredes, M Zambrano
TOTAL SHOTS: 8 (Valeri, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Mora, 2); FOULS: 11 (Farfan, 4); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 0
SEA: GK Frei, D Leerdam (Hopeau, 79), D Yeimar, D O'Neill (Ibarra, 85), D Tolo, M Delem (A. Roldan, 30), M João Paulo, M C. Roldan, M Lodeiro ©, M Morris, F Bruin
Substitutes Not Used: GK Cleveland, D Dobbelaere, M Atencio, M Ocamopo-Chavez, F Dhillon
TOTAL SHOTS: 15 (Yeimar, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 1 (Bruin, 1); FOULS: 13 (João Paulo, 4); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 3
Referee: Ismail Elfath
Assistant Referees: Corey Parker, Cory Richardson
Fourth Official: Farhad Dadkho
VAR: Chris Penso
Weather: Partly cloudy, 48 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial
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