Timbers Notch 3-2 Comeback Victory Over Minnesota United FC at Providence Park

Timbers Fall Short to LAFC with 3-2 Road Result

June 30, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS)
Portland Timbers News Release

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers earned a hard-fought 3-2 comeback result against Minnesota United FC at Providence Park on Saturday night. After trailing 2-0 in the first half, Portland scored three unanswered goals to collect three points at home and move into fifth place of the Western Conference standings. Goals from Evander, Santiago Moreno and Jonathan Rodríguez extended Portland’s unbeaten streak to a seventh straight result (5-0-2).

Dynamic Designated Players

Jonathan Rodríguez and Evander each tallied their ninth goals of the season, sharing the team lead with Felipe Mora. Portland is the only team in MLS with three players with nine or more goals each. Evander also tallied an assist tonight, marking his seventh match this year with a goal and an assist. The Brazilian midfielder also leads the team in assists (11) and in points with 29 this season.

Seven Straight Unbeaten

The Timbers are unbeaten in their last seven consecutive matches, earning 17 points in that stretch with five wins and two draws. Seven straight matches unbeaten marks Portland’s longest streak this year and the second-longest active unbeaten streak in MLS. The team has scored 13 goals in their unbeaten streak and have scored multiple goals in six of those matches. Portland is also undefeated in its last five home matches (W4, D1).

Dairon’s Departure

Tonight marked Dairon Asprilla’s last match with the Timbers. He came into the match as a second-half substitute and tallied the game-winning assist in stoppage time. Since joining the club in 2015, Asprilla has made 202 regular season appearances (114 starts), logging 10,240 minutes played in 10 seasons. The Colombian international made his MLS debut in March 2015 and has since registered 33 goals and 20 assists in league play. Asprilla’s 33 goals rank as the fifth-most goals scored by a single player in club history. Notably, he has also tallied four goals and four assists in 17 postseason appearances for the club. This year, Asprilla played his 200th league match with the Timbers on May 29, becoming the fourth player in club history to reach that milestone following Diego Chara, Diego Valeri and Darlington Nagbe. He also surpassed 10,000 minutes played with Portland on April 27 against LAFC, becoming the seventh player in club history to reach that milestone.

Goal-Scoring Plays

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