The Portland Timbers midfield duo of Diego and Yimmi Chara put that sibling connection on display in Portland's match against the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday, combining for their team's opening goal in the first half.
It happened in the 34th minute when Diego sent in a pass for his brother from midfield that Yimmi collected and turned past defender Paul Marie, creating a breakaway on San Jose goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski. The younger Chara made no mistake with the finish, chipping home the game's first goal. The Charas become the sixth sibling duo in league history to combine for a goal, and the first since the Seattle Sounders' Cristian and Alex Roldan managed the feat on April 15, 2018. Check it out below.
Diego has been in the league for a long time, but that's surely one of the proudest MLS moments in his illustrious career. It was also Yimmi's first MLS goal, so the Timbers will hope there's more where that came from, regardless of whether or not his big bro is the one facilitating.
And if you're curious or trivia-minded, here are all the brothers that have combined for a goal in MLS play:
|6/28/1997||Colorado vs. KC||Sean Henderson||Chris Henderson, Ross Paule|
|4/21/2001||Chicago at DAL||Jamar Beasley||Evan Whitfield, DaMarcus Beasley|
|7/4/2001||Chicago at KC||Eric Wynalda||Jamar Beasley, DaMarcus Beasley|
|8/1/2015||NY Red Bulls at PHI||Bradley Wright-Phillips||Shaun Wright-Phillips|
|4/16/2018||Seattle at KC||Cristian Roldan||Will Bruin, Alex Roldan|
|9/16/2020||Portland at SJ||Yimmi Chara||Diego Chara|