Portland Timbers 1-0 Minnesota United: conquers 1-0 with a goal scored by D. Asprilla

PORTLAND. Portland Timbers tops Minnesota United 1-0 after D. Asprilla scored just 1 goal (61').


PORTLAND. Portland Timbers prevails over Minnesota United 1-0 after D. Asprilla scored just 1 goal (61′).

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 Guido Gonzalez who had the assistance of Ian Anderson and Gjovalin Bori. The 4th official was Elvis Osmanovic. The weather was smoke. The temperature was hot around 25.5 degrees Celsius or 77.97 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 29%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Portland Timbers was in possession of the ball for 52% of the time vs. Minnesota United that controlled the ball for 48% of the time.

Minnesota United was more aggressive with 59 dangerous attacks and 22 shots of which 6 were on target. Notwithstanding, Portland Timbers managed to find the solution to win this match.​

Portland Timbers shot 11 times, 1 on target, 10 off target. On the opposite side, Minnesota United shot 22 times, 6 on target, 16 off target.


Portland Timbers received 2 yellow cards (C. Bravo and Z. McGraw). On the opposite side, Minnesota United received 1 yellow card (K. Lawrence).

After playing this match, Portland Timbers will have 42 points like Real Salt Lake to stay in the 6th place. On the other side, Minnesota United will stay with 44 points to stay in the 5th place.

Match Events

  • 43'

    C. Bravo

  • 61'

    D. Asprilla

  • 72'

    J. Niezgoda

    S. Blanco

  • 84'

    C. Paredes

    E. Williamson

  • 84'

    M. Loria

    Y. Chara

  • 85'

    Z. McGraw

  • 88'

    K. Lawrence

  • 90'

    N. Hansen

    B. Kallman

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Portland Timbers will play away against Columbus Crew on the 18th of September with a 6-3 head to head in favor of Portland Timbers (2 draws).

Minnesota United will host Los Angeles FC on the 14th of September with a 2-2 head to head stats.

Portland Timbers: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Giovanni Savarese chose to play with the following team: Aljaž Ivačič (7.6), Bill Tuiloma (7.3), Dario Župarić (7.1), Zac McGraw (7.3), Diego Chará (7.1), Santiago Moreno (6.8), Eryk Williamson (7.1), Yimmi Chará (6.8), Claudio Bravo (7.0), Dairon Asprilla (7.3) and Sebastián Blanco (6.8).


Portland Timbers made 3 changes: S. Blanco for J. Niezgoda (72′), E. Williamson for C. Paredes (84′) and Y. Chara for M. Loria (84′).

Best player: Aljaž Ivačič

The player that probably impressed the most for Portland Timbers was the goalkeeper: Aljaž Ivačič. His rating is 7.62. He performed 5 saves.

Minnesota United: Formation and Lineups

Minnesota United started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).

On the other side, Adrian Heath played with: Dayne St. Clair (6.3), Alan Benítez (6.8), Michael Boxall (7.3), Brent Kallman (7.0), Kemar Lawrence (6.6), D.J. Taylor (7.1), Robin Lod (7.7), Wil Trapp (7.1), Kervin Arriaga (7.3), Mender García (6.8) and Luis Amarilla (7.0).


Minnesota United made only 1 change substituting B. Kallman for N. Hansen (90′)​.

Top player: Robin Lod

Probably the most impressive player in Minnesota United was Robin Lod.

His rating is (7.7) with 30 passes (86% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 14.

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