October 23, 2021 – Major League Soccer (MLS) – Portland Timbers News Release
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – The Portland Timbers dropped a 2-0 result against the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Saturday night. Portland will return home to host the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. (Pacific).
Portland (14-13-4, 46pts) remains in playoff position with three games to go in the regular season. After playing host to the Earthquakes, the Timbers play their final road match of the regular season campaign against Real Salt Lake on Nov. 3 before squaring off against Austin FC in their regular-season finale on Nov. 7 at Providence Park.
COL – Dominique Badji (Braian Galván), 45+2: Dominique Badji received the ball on the left side near the corner flag, and whipped in a cross to the center of the box for Braian Galván to head in.
COL – Diego Rubio (Braian Galván), 63rd minute: Galván volleyed a pass into the six-yard box for Diego Rubio, who headed it into the left side netting of the goal.
The Timbers are 14-13-4 (46 pts) this season, and 10-9-6 all-time against the Rapids.
Portland was shut out for the first time since June 26, snapping the longest active streak in the MLS for consecutive games with a goal scored by a team.
Santiago Moreno earned his first career start for the Timbers.
Diego Valeri made his first start for Portland since July 30.
Dairon Asprilla is the only player to appear in all 31 matches for Portland this season.
Larrys Mabiala led the team in passing with a 96% completion rate.
The Timbers will return home to host the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. (Pacific). The match will feature local broadcast on FOX 12 PLUS with radio broadcasts on 750 The Game (English) and La GranD 1150AM/93.5 FM (Spanish).
Portland Timbers (14-13-4, 46pts) vs. Colorado Rapids (15-6-10, 55pts)
Oct. 23, 2021 – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (Commerce City, Colo.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
Colorado Rapids 1 1 2
Portland Timbers 0 0 0
COL: Badji (Galván), 45+2
COL: Rubio (Galván), 63
POR: Asprilla (caution), 68
POR: Fochive (caution), 81
POR: Price (caution), 90+3
POR: GK Clark, D Tuiloma, D Mabiala (Van Rankin, 76), D Zuparic, D Bonilla (Niezgoda, 90), M Zambrano (Fochive, 76), M D. Chara ©, M Y. Chara, M Valeri (Loría, 76), M Moreno (Asprilla, 62), F Mora
Substitutes Not Used: GK Ivacic, D McGraw, D Bodily, M Blanco
TOTAL SHOTS: 8 (three players tied, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Mora, 2); FOULS: 13 (D. Chara, 4); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 3
COL: GK Yarbrough, D Trusty, D Wilson, D Abubakar, M Galván, M Kaye (Shinyashiki, 87), M Price, M Acosta (Beitashour, 70), F Badji, F Rubio (Lewis, 71), F Bassett (Mezquida, 86)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Irwin, D Esteves, D Moor, M Warner, M Barrios
TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (five players tied, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Badji, 2); FOULS: 12 (four players tied, 4); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 4
Referee: Ted Unkel
Assistant Referees: Chantal Boudreau, Jeff Hosking
Fourth official: Matt Franz
VAR: Kevin Terry Jr.
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 57 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial
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