Ten-Man Timbers Earn 1-1 Draw against Orlando City Sc

March 27, 2022 – Major League Soccer (MLS) – Portland Timbers News Release

PORTLAND, Ore. – The 10-man Portland Timbers earned a 1-1 draw in today’s match against Orlando City SC at Providence Park. Cristhian Paredes converted a late-game penalty kick to secure the point. The draw extended an eight-game unbeaten streak at home for the Timbers.

2022 Campaign Firsts

Cristhian Paredes scored his first goal of the 2022 campaign and ninth with the Timbers. The goal was his first regular season penalty kick attempt in his MLS career. Notably, Paredes is the fifth Timbers player to tally a goal in as many games. Eryk Williamson returned to the field for the Timbers, making his first appearance since Aug. 29, 2021 after suffering a season-ending ACL injury against Seattle. Williamson came in as a second-half substitute in the 86th minute for Santiago Moreno. Pablo Bonilla also recorded his season debut, subbing into the match in the 93rd minute for Yimmi Chara.

Unbeaten at Providence Park

The Timbers extended their unbeaten streak at Providence Park to eight matches, dating back to Oct. 27, 2021, after defeating San Jose Earthquakes, 2-0. Since then, the Timbers have won five matches, three in 2021 and one in 2022 (San Jose, Austin, Minnesota, Real Salt Lake, Austin) and drawn three times since playing the MLS Cup Final in December of 2021 (New York City FC, New England, Orlando City SC). In that span, Portland has scored 15 and have only conceded five goals at home.

Goal-Scoring Plays

ORL – Junior Urso (Alexandre Pato), 53rd minute: Alexandre Pato passed an over-head ball through the Timbers defense into the penalty kick area where Junior Urso finished the play with his right foot.

POR – Cristhian Paredes, 80th minute: Cristhian Paredes was fouled in the box. He stepped up and converted the penalty kick.


The Timbers are 1-1-3 in 2022 regular season play.

Portland is unbeaten against Orlando in its last three matchups (1-0-2) including the MLS is Back final, dating back to July 18, 2019.

The Timbers’ draw today extended an eight-game unbeaten streak at Providence Park, dating back to Oct. 27, 2021.

The Timbers have scored in each of their five matches this year, more often than any other team in MLS this season.

Portland has scored at least one goal in 12-straight MLS matches, dating back to Oct. 27, 2021, scoring 21 in that run.

Cristhian Paredes scored the game-tying goal and his first of the 2022 campaign. It was his ninth career goal with Portland.

Paredes is the fifth different player to score for Portland this season in as many games.

The penalty kick was Paredes’ first of his career, both attempted and converted.

Paredes had the highest expected goals on either team (1.34).

Diego Chara led the team with 13 possessions won.

Claudio Bravo led the team in touches (102), duels won (7), tackles won (6) and interceptions (4).

Eryk Williamson made his first appearance since Aug. 29, 2021, after suffering a season-ending ACL injury.

Pablo Bonilla recorded his season debut.

D. Chara, Aljaz Ivacic and Zac McGraw have all played every minute this season for the Timbers.

Josecarlos Van Rankin received two yellow cards, resulting in ejection. He will not be available in Portland’s next match.

Next Game

The Timbers will host LA Galaxy next Sunday, April 3 at Providence Park. The match kicks off at 1:30 p.m. (Pacific) and will feature a national broadcast on FS1 and FOX Deportes with radio broadcasts on 750 The Game (English) and La GranD 1150AM/93.5 FM (Spanish).

Portland Timbers (1-1-3, 6pts) vs. Orlando City SC (2-1-2, 8pts)

March 27, 2022 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)

Goals by Half 1 2 F

Portland Timbers 0 1 1

Orlando City SC 0 1 1

Scoring Summary:

ORL: Urso (Pato), 52

POR: Paredes (penalty kick), 80

Misconduct Summary:

POR: Bravo (caution), 65

POR: Van Rankin (caution), 71

POR: Van Rankin (caution, ejection), 76

POR: Paredes (caution), 81

POR: Bodily (caution), 90+4

ORL: Michel (caution), 90+4

ORL: Jansson (caution), 90+5


POR: GK Ivacic, D Van Rankin, D McGraw, D Zuparic, D Bravo, M D. Chara ©, M Paredes, M Moreno (Williamson, 86), M Y. Chara (Bonilla, 90+3), M Asprilla (Blanco, 62), F Niezgoda (Bodily, 90+3)

Substitutes Not Used: GK Bingham, D Mabiala, D Rasmussen, M Ayala, M Fochive

TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (Blanco, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Blanco, 2); FOULS: 21 (Van Rankin, 4); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 3

ORL: GK Stajduhar, D Ruan (Smith, 85), D Carlos, D Jansson, D Moutinho, M Urso, M Araújo (Kara, 85), M Akindele (Perea, 70), M Pereyra (Schlegel, 74), M Michel, F Pato

Substitutes Not Used: GK Grinwis, D Halliday, D Williams, M DeZart, F van de Water

TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Urso, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Urso, 2); FOULS: 9 (Araújo, 2); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 2

Referee: Marcos DeOliveira

Assistant Referees: Jeremy Hanson, Wienckowski

Fourth Official: Ramy Touchan

VAR: Edvin Jurisevic

Attendance: 22,948

Weather: Partly cloudy, 65 degrees

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial

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