San José Earthquakes took a valuable point out of Portland timbers. home, Providence Park, on a very contested match on August 4, 2021. It was a very disputed match were the home team carried the initiative, but was always threaten by San José’s quick transitions and fast breaks. Both goals were conceded in the first half with the visitors taking the advantage in minute 24, with Javier López picking a cross from Cristian Espinoza that Timber’s goal keeper Steve Clark got a touch, but wasn’t able to win. The Portland Timbers tied the match via Felipe Mora in stoppage time, after a play by Yimmi Chara and Bill Tuiloma. Felipe Mora tallied his fifth goal this season and is Portland’s top scorer this season.
The match was very physical, and disputed, with Portland Timbers defensive midfielder Diego Chará getting a second yellow and being ejected after a foul that was very protested by the home team. Players emotions got the best of them, with a couple moments when they took matters beyond soccer, pushing and recriminating each other. At match ends the head referee had shown 9 yellow cards, 5 of them in the scuffle at match’s end.
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