Major League Soccer: SJ Earthquakes tops Portland Timbers 3-2

SCUNTHORPE. SJ Earthquakes beat Portland Timbers.

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SCUNTHORPE. SJ Earthquakes beat Portland Timbers. SJ Earthquakes was vastly superior ball possession (63%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Stanford Stadium stadium in Scunthorpe on Thursday and it started at 3:30 am local time. The referee was Lukasz Szpala with the assistance of Jeremy Hanson and Chris Elliott. The 4th official was Brandon Stevis. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 10.4 degrees Celsius or 50.79 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 94%.​

Match Statistics

SJ Earthquakes was in firm control of the ball 63% while Portland Timbers was struggling with a 37% ball possession.

SJ Earthquakes was more aggressive with 58 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons SJ Earthquakes won the match.

SJ Earthquakes shot 16 times, 4 on target, 12 off target. On the other side, Portland Timbers shot 9 times, 5 on target, 4 off target.

Cards

SJ Earthquakes received 2 yellow cards (E. Remedi and M. Lopez). On the opposite side, Portland Timbers received 3 yellow cards (D. Zuparic, J. Rasmussen and ).

After playing this contest, SJ Earthquakes will have 10 points like Seattle Sounders and Chicago Fire to move up in the 28th place. On the opposite side, Portland Timbers will stay with 15 points like Houston Dynamo, Atlanta United, Colorado Rapids and Nashville SC to move down in the 14th place.

Match Events

  • 18'
    18'

    C. Paredes

  • 31'
    31'

    J. Yueill

    J. Ebobisse

  • 35'
    35'

    D. Zuparic

  • 44'
    44'

    J. Monteiro

  • 46'
    46'

    S. Blanco

    S. Moreno

  • 46'
    46'

    E. Williamson

    M. Loria

  • 56'
    56'

    B. Tuiloma

  • 59'
    59'

    E. Remedi

  • 66'
    66'

    M. Lopez

  • 69'
    69'

    B. Kikanovic

    C. Cowell

  • 70'
    70'

    J. Rasmussen

  • 75'
    75'

    T. Thompson

    P. Marie

  • 79'
    79'

    D. Asprilla

    D. Chara

  • 80'
    80'

    J. Monteiro

  • 85'
    85'

    D. Ayala

    Y. Chara

  • 88'
    88'

    S. Salinas

    C. Espinoza

  • 88'
    88'

    Judson

    E. Remedi

  • 89'
    89'

    T. Ikoba

    Nathan Fogaca

  • 90'
    90'

    E. Williamson

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, SJ Earthquakes will host Sporting KC on the 22nd of May with a 14-9 head to head record in favor of Sporting KC (4 draws).

Portland Timbers will host Philadelphia Union on the 23rd of May with a 7-2 head to head record in favor of Portland Timbers (3 draws).

SJ Earthquakes: Formation and Lineups

SJ Earthquakes started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

The manager Alex Covelo chose to play with the following team: James Marcinkowski (6.6), Paul Marie (6.8), Nathan Cardoso (6.8), Francisco Calvo (7.3), Marcos López (6.6), Eric Remedi (7.0), Cristian Espinoza (7.0), Jackson Yueill (7.7), Jamiro Monteiro (8.4), Cade Cowell (6.9) and Jeremy Ebobisse (7.4).

Substitutes

SJ Earthquakes made 4 changes: C. Cowell for B. Kikanovic (69′), P. Marie for T. Thompson (75′), E. Remedi for Judson (88′) and C. Espinoza for S. Salinas (88′).

Top player: Jamiro Monteiro

The player who no doubt impressed SJ Earthquakes the most was Jamiro Monteiro.

His rating is (8.4) with 2 goals, 56 passes (89% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 2 duels out of 4. He performed 3 crosses.

Portland Timbers: Formation and Lineups

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

On the other side, Giovanni Savarese played with: Aljaž Ivačič (5.8), Pablo Bonilla (6.8), Bill Tuiloma (7.5), Dario Župarić (6.2), Justin Rasmussen (6.4), Yimmi Chará (6.1), Diego Chará (7.0), Cristhian Paredes (6.9), Marvin Loría (6.5), Nathan Fogaça (6.1) and Santiago Moreno (6.5).

Substitutes

Portland Timbers made 5 changes: M. Loria for E. Williamson (46′), S. Moreno for S. Blanco (46′), D. Chara for D. Asprilla (79′), Y. Chara for D. Ayala (85′) and Nathan Fogaca for T. Ikoba (89′).

Top player: Bill Tuiloma

Probably the most impressive player in Portland Timbers was Bill Tuiloma.

His rating is (7.5) with 1 goal, 33 passes (75% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 5.

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