Portland Timbers 2, Seattle Sounders 1 | 2019 MLS Preseason Match Recap

Jeremy Ebobisse thumped in Dairon Asprilla's cross in the 88th minute and the Portland Timbers completed a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over the Seattle Sounders Wednesday night in the 2019 MLS Preseason presented by Advocare (watch match replay above and Ebobisse's goal below).

Diego Valeri converted on a penalty just before the break to equalize for Portland after Handwalla Bwana had given the Sounders the early lead in the teams' traditional preseason Cascadia Cup preview fixture. 

Seattle felt aggrieved at the penalty called on Jordy Delem that may have occurred outside the 18. 

However, Delem was rescued by VAR after appearing to concede another penalty on a second-half hand ball, with replays showing an offside violation by the Timbers prior to the sequence.

After mass substitutions from both sides, Ebobisse and Asprilla connected late to give the Timbers a third victory in as many preseason matches.

Goals

  • SEA - Handwalla Bwana (Marlon Vargas) 32'
  • POR - Diego Valeri (PK) 40'
  • POR - Jeremy Ebobisse (Dairon Asprilla) 88'

Lineups

Portland Timbers: Attinella (Clark 60’) -- Valentin (Farfan 60’), Mabiala (Tuiloma 60’), Cascante (Dielna 60’), Villafaña (Miller 60’) -- Guzmán (Flores 60’), Paredes (Chara 60’) -- Polo (Asprilla 60’), Valeri (Loria 60’), Blanco (Conechny 60’) -- Melano (Ebobisse 60’)

Seattle Sounders: Meredith (Muse 75’) -- Wingo (Van Alistine 75’), Delem (Atencio 75’), Campbell (Berkolds 75’), McCrary (Nouhou 75’) -- Levya, A. Roldan (Rydstrand 75’) -- Vargas (Serrano 75’), Shipp (Robles 75’), Bwana (Gonzalez 75’) -- Bruin (Diaz 75’)


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