The Portland Timbers defeated the Seattle Sounders 2-1 on Friday night at Providence Park in Portland, Ore., behind goals from Dairon Asprilla and Sebastián Blanco. Yeimar scored the lone goal of the evening for Seattle. Yeimar opened the scoring in the eighth minute when he got his head on a beautiful cross to the far post by Alex Roldan. The hulking center back rose over his defender and headed in his first goal of the season.
The Timbers leveled the match in the 41st minute on a penalty from Asprilla. Eryk Williamson drew the foul on Yeimar that led to the PK. Portland nearly took the lead before halftime when Stefan Frei dove to his right to parry away a shot from Asprilla from distance. The Timbers found the ultimate match-winner in the 51st minute when Asprilla flicked a Williamson free kick to the far post for Blanco to tap in his seventh goal of the year. Continue reading ” MATCH RECAP: SEATTLE SOUNDERS FALL 2-1 AGAINST PORTLAND TIMBERS”