Timbers Bank 4-1 Victory Over Nashville SC at Providence Park

Timbers Fall Short to LAFC with 3-2 Road Result

July 8, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS)
Portland Timbers News Release

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers scored four first-half goals to beat Nashville SC by a score of 4-1 on Sunday night at Providence Park. Jonathan Rodríguez netted a brace while Felipe Mora and Eryk Williamson added a goal each to help Portland secure three points and extend its home unbeaten streak to six games (5-0-1). The Timbers (9-8-6, 33pts) finished the weekend in fifth place of the Western Conference standings.

Record-Setting Goals

Tonight was the third time Portland has scored four first-half goals in an MLS match and the second time this season. Notably, tonight’s four goals in the first 29 minutes of the match is the fastest the club has accomplished the feat. Portland became just the sixth team in MLS history to score four goals within the first 29 minutes of a match, and first to do so since 2020. Jonathan Rodríguez finished the night with two goals and an assist, his most goal contributions in a match this season. Rodríguez’s two goals bring his season tally to a team-high 11. Felipe Mora registered his 10th goal of the campaign tonight, making Portland the only team in the league to have three players with 10 or more goals each (Rodríguez – 11, Mora – 10, Evander – 10). It marks the first time in club history the Timbers have had three players each score double digit goals in a single season.

Finding Their Form

Tonight’s victory cemented the Timbers in fifth place of the Western Conference standings with a 9-8-6 record and 33 points. Portland is unbeaten in eight of its last nine matches overall (6-1-2) and remains undefeated in its last six straight games at Providence Park (5-0-1). The Timbers have scored in 20 of 23 matches this season, while registering multiple goals in 17 games.

Goal-Scoring Plays

POR – Felipe Mora (Jonathan Rodríguez), 18th minute: After winning the ball at midfield, Jonathan Rodríguez took off on a direct run down the left side of the field. Just outside the 18-yard-box, Rodríguez played a low ball across the box to Felipe Mora, who took a touch and used his right foot to slide the ball into the bottom-left corner.

POR – Jonathan Rodríguez (Juan Mosquera, Eryk Williamson), 21st minute: Eryk Williamson delivered a low cross into the box that Juan Mosquera got a foot on and passed it onto Jonathan Rodríguez waiting on the far side of the box. Rodríguez took a touch before using his right foot to slot the ball into the…

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