Timbers Blank Austin FC with 2-0 Shutout Win at Q2 Stadium

Timbers Fall Short to LAFC with 3-2 Road Result

May 29, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS)
Portland Timbers News Release

AUSTIN, Tex. – With goals from Evander and Jonathan Rodríguez, the Portland Timbers earned a 2-0 shutout win over Austin FC on Wednesday Night at Q2 Stadium. Evander’s team-leading seventh goal and Rodríguez’s sixth goal of 2024 helped the team to a consecutive victory, while goalkeeper James Pantemis helped the team to the club’s first shutout of the season, registering three saves and a penalty kick save in the 16th minute of the match.

Evander, Rodríguez Strike Again

Evander recorded his seventh goal of the season in his 12th appearance (11th start) tonight, tying Felipe Mora for the team lead. The Brazilian midfielder has contributed to five goals (3G, 2A) in the club’s last four matches, bringing his season total to 13 goal contributions (7G, 6A). Notably, the goal was his first scored as a direct free kick. Jonathan Rodríguez tallied his sixth goal of the season and first as a penalty kick. In 12 appearances (11 starts), Rodríguez has recorded nine goal contributions (6G, 3A) this season. The Uruguayan striker has registered at least one goal contribution in five straight matches, tallying four goals and two assists in that span. Five straight matches with a goal contribution ties Rodríguez for the second-longest streak in club history.

A Shutout & More Wins

With tonight’s win, the Timbers picked up consecutive victories for the second time this season, while adding its first clean sheet of 2024. Between the two results, the Timbers scored four goals and conceded just once. Portland has scored 30 goals through 16 matches so far this season. With James Pantemis in goal, the Timbers recorded their first clean sheet this season. Pantemis made his fifth appearance (fourth start) with the Timbers tonight. The Canadian international recorded his first MLS career penalty kick save in the 16th minute of tonight’s match, stopping Sebastian Driussi’s strike.

Asprilla Hits 200

After making his 16th appearance (seventh start) of the 2024 campaign tonight, Dairon Asprilla reached his 200th in MLS regular season play with the Timbers. The Colombian international is just the fourth player in club history to reach that milestone, following Diego Chara, Diego Valeri and Darlington Nagbe. Since joining the Timbers in 2015, Asprilla has tallied 33 goals and 19 assists through 10 seasons with the club.

Goal-Scoring Plays

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