Major League Soccer: Portland Timbers destroys Sporting KC 7-2 with a superb performance

PORTLAND. Portland Timbers demolishes Sporting KC 7-2 with goals of

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PORTLAND. Portland Timbers demolishes Sporting KC 7-2 with goals of B. Tuiloma (13′), S. Blanco (46′), S. Blanco (52′), Nathan Fogaca (56′), Nathan Fogaca (69′), M. Loria (88′) and S. Moreno (90′). On the opposite side, Sporting KC scored with ​ J. Russell (57′), M. Tzionis (75′). Sporting KC lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (58%).

Portland Timbers remained in 10 people after J. Van Rankin received a double yellow card in the 74′. Anyway, Portland Timbers still managed to win this match playing only with 10 players​.

The match was played at the Providence Park stadium in Portland on Saturday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Víctor Rivas who had the assistance of Jeffrey Swartzel and Eduardo Jeff. The 4th official was Katja Koroleva. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 15.4 degrees Celsius or 59.77 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 87%.​

Match Statistics

Sporting KC was in firm control of the ball 58% while Portland Timbers was struggling with a 42% ball possession.

Sporting KC was more aggressive with 82 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 4 were on target. Still, Portland Timbers was able to find the solution to win this match.​

Portland Timbers shot 11 times, 8 on target, 3 off target. On the other side, Sporting KC shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target.

Cards

Portland Timbers received 3 yellow cards (J. Van Rankin, B. Tuiloma and D. Chara). On the other side, Sporting KC received 2 yellow cards (R. Espinoza and R. Voloder).

J. Van Rankin (Portland Timbers) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (74′).

Also, Sporting KC didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after R. Voloder (Sporting KC) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (78′).

After playing this match, Portland Timbers will have 12 points like Houston Dynamo and DC United to move up in the 20th place. On the opposite side, Sporting KC will stay with 9 points like SJ Earthquakes to move up in the 24th place.

Match Events

  • 13'
    13'

    B. Tuiloma

  • 18'
    18'

    R. Espinoza

  • 35'
    35'

    R. Voloder

  • 46'
    46'

    S. Blanco

  • 46'
    46'

    F. Hernandez

    R. Espinoza

  • 52'
    52'

    S. Blanco

  • 56'
    56'

    Nathan Fogaca

    S. Blanco

  • 57'
    57'

    J. Russell

    F. Hernandez

  • 58'
    58'

    M. Tzionis

    O. Rosell

  • 64'
    64'

    J. Van Rankin

  • 69'
    69'

    Nathan Fogaca

  • 70'
    70'

    S. Moreno

    E. Williamson

  • 70'
    70'

    T. Ikoba

    Nathan Fogaca

  • 72'
    72'

    B. Tuiloma

  • 74'
    74'

    J. Van Rankin

  • 75'
    75'

    M. Tzionis

  • 77'
    77'

    P. Bonilla

    S. Blanco

  • 78'
    78'

    R. Voloder

  • 83'
    83'

    Z. McGraw

    B. Tuiloma

  • 83'
    83'

    M. Loria

    Y. Chara

  • 84'
    84'

    N. Vujnovic

    J. Russell

  • 84'
    84'

    K. Pierre

    C. Duke

  • 86'
    86'

    D. Chara

  • 88'
    88'

    M. Loria

  • 89'
    89'

    J. Davis

    K. Shelton

  • 90'
    90'

    S. Moreno

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Portland Timbers will play away against SJ Earthquakes on the 19th of May with a 15-5 head to head in favor of Portland Timbers (9 draws).

Sporting KC will host Colorado Rapids on the 19th of May with a 14-12 head to head in favor of Sporting KC (12 draws).

Portland Timbers: Formation and Lineups

Portland Timbers started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Carlos Llamosa chose to play with the following team: Aljaž Ivačič (6.1), Josecarlos van Rankin (6.4), Bill Tuiloma (7.4), Dario Župarić (6.4), Justin Rasmussen (7.2), Eryk Williamson (6.9), Diego Chará (7.4), Yimmi Chará (7.1), Cristhian Paredes (8.3), Sebastián Blanco (9.2) and Nathan Fogaça (8.4).

Substitutes

Portland Timbers made 5 changes: E. Williamson for S. Moreno (70′), Nathan Fogaca for T. Ikoba (70′), S. Blanco for P. Bonilla (77′), B. Tuiloma for Z. McGraw (83′) and Y. Chara for M. Loria (83′).

Top player: Sebastián Blanco

The player who no doubt impressed Portland Timbers the most was Sebastián Blanco.

His rating is (9.2) with 2 goals, 34 passes (76% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 9. He performed 1 cross.

Sporting KC: Formation and Lineups

Sporting KC started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the opposite side, Peter Vermes played with: Timothy Melia (4.9), Cameron Duke (6.0), Kortne Ford (6.1), Robert Voloder (6.2), Logan Ndenbe (5.8), Rémi Walter (6.4), Oriol Rosell (6.6), Róger Espinoza (7.1), Johnny Russell (6.5), Khiry Shelton (6.8) and Dániel Sallói (6.2).

Substitutes

Sporting KC made 5 changes: R. Espinoza for F. Hernandez (46′), O. Rosell for M. Tzionis (58′), J. Russell for N. Vujnovic (84′), C. Duke for K. Pierre (84′) and K. Shelton for J. Davis (89′).

Top player: Felipe Hernández

Probably the most impressive player in Sporting KC was Felipe Hernández.

His rating is (7.7) with 19 passes (84% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 3. He performed 4 crosses.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 46′.

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