Portland Timbers beats Houston Dynamo 2-1 with S. Moreno scoring a double

PORTLAND. Portland Timbers prevailed over Houston Dynamo to win 2-1. S. Moreno was the key to score 2 goals.


PORTLAND. Portland Timbers conquered Houston Dynamo to win 2-1. S. Moreno was the key to score 2 goals. It was Portland Timbers to strike first with a penalty of S. Moreno at the 34′. Then S. Moreno scored again for Portland Timbers in the 36′ minute with a goal scoring a double. Eventually, D. Quintero reduced the distance for Houston Dynamo with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1.​ Houston Dynamo was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (61%).​

Portland Timbers remained in 10 people after B. Tuiloma received a double yellow card in the 75′. Anyway, Portland Timbers still found a way to win this match competing only with 10 players​.

The match was played at the Providence Park stadium in Portland on Wednesday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. In the presence of 22,932 spectators.​ The referee was Lukasz Szpala with the help of Ian Anderson and Chris Elliott. The 4th official was Silviu Petrescu. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 17.9 degrees Celsius or 64.24 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 69%.​

Match Statistics

Houston Dynamo was in firm control of the ball 61% while Portland Timbers was struggling with a 39% ball possession.

Houston Dynamo was more aggressive with 80 dangerous attacks and 22 shots of which 6 were on target. Even so, Portland Timbers succeeded in find the solution to win this match.​

Portland Timbers shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target. On the opposite side, Houston Dynamo shot 22 times, 6 on target, 16 off target.


Portland Timbers received 5 yellow cards (S. Blanco, D. Zuparic, S. Moreno, B. Tuiloma and E. Williamson). On the opposite side, Houston Dynamo received 4 yellow cards (M. Rodriguez, Zeca, T. Hadebe and G. Vera).

B. Tuiloma (Portland Timbers) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (75′).

After this contest, Portland Timbers will have 19 points like Atlanta United and Colorado Rapids to move up in the 20th place. On the opposite side, Houston Dynamo will stay with 21 points like Inter Miami and Vancouver Whitecaps to move up in the 16th place.

Match Events

  • 17'

    S. Blanco

  • 21'

    M. Rodriguez

  • 27'

    D. Zuparic

  • 34'


  • 34'

    S. Moreno (Penalty)

  • 36'

    S. Moreno

  • 42'

    S. Moreno

  • 44'

    T. Hadebe

  • 54'

    B. Tuiloma

  • 58'

    D. Quintero

    M. Rodriguez

  • 61'

    D. Asprilla

    S. Blanco

  • 61'

    F. Mora

    J. Niezgoda

  • 65'

    D. Quintero

  • 68'

    G. Vera

  • 72'

    E. Williamson

  • 75'

    B. Tuiloma

  • 77'

    F. Picault

    D. Ceren

  • 78'

    Z. McGraw

    S. Moreno

  • 78'

    L. Mabiala

    Y. Chara

  • 78'

    D. Ayala

    E. Williamson

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Portland Timbers will play away against Nashville SC on the 4th of July with a 1-0 head to head in favor of Portland Timbers (0 draws).

Houston Dynamo will host Charlotte on the 4th of July with a 0-0 head to head statistic.

Portland Timbers: Formation and Lineups

Portland Timbers adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Giovanni Savarese chose to play with the following team: Aljaž Ivačič (7.1), Josecarlos van Rankin (6.8), Bill Tuiloma (6.8), Dario Župarić (6.8), Claudio Bravo (6.8), Diego Chará (6.8), Eryk Williamson (6.2), Santiago Moreno (8.7), Sebastián Blanco (7.4), Yimmi Chará (7.2) and Jarosław Niezgoda (6.7).


Portland Timbers made 5 changes: S. Blanco for D. Asprilla (61′), J. Niezgoda for F. Mora (61′), S. Moreno for Z. McGraw (78′), Y. Chara for L. Mabiala (78′) and E. Williamson for D. Ayala (78′).

Top player: Santiago Moreno

The player who no doubt impressed Portland Timbers the most was Santiago Moreno.

His rating is (8.7) with 2 goals, 23 passes (78% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 8 duels out of 14. He performed 4 crosses.

Houston Dynamo: Formation and Lineups

Also Houston Dynamo adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Paulo Roberto Corradi Nagamura played with: Steve Clark (6.1), Zeca (7.4), Daniel Steres (6.6), Teenage Hadebe (7.0), Adam Lundqvist (6.8), Matías Vera (7.0), Darwin Cerén (7.1), Memo Rodríguez (7.2), Adalberto Carrasquilla (7.4), Þorleifur Úlfarsson (7.0) and Sebastián Ferreira (6.8).


Houston Dynamo made 2 changes: M. Rodriguez for D. Quintero (58′) and D. Ceren for F. Picault (77′).

Top player: Darwin Quintero

Probably the most impressive player in Houston Dynamo was Darwin Quintero.

His rating is (7.6) with 1 goal, 23 passes (73% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 7. He performed 7 crosses.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 58′.

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