Rodriguez Debuts, But Timbers Fall To Philadelphia 3-1 At Home


It felt like a big match as Jonathan Rodriguez made his debut for the Portland Timbers. There was a buzz in the air around providence Park.

The Timbers used that momentum and adrenaline early on. In the first half the Timbers had the xG lead over Philadelphia 2 – 0.7. But it was the Timers who were down 1-0 at halftime.

It was more of the same in the second half. Philadelphia came out quickly and had all of the momentum in the second half. Adding two more goals to take a 3-0 lead late in the second half. Jonathan Rodriguez made his presence felt by scoring a great goal in the second half to cut the lead to 3-1 and bringing some life back to Providence Park.

It was to little to late as the Timbers put the pressure on after the goal trying to get one more to make it a real game. As the Timbers had more and more chances that they could not finish. And the match ended in a 3-1 defeat to the Philadelphia Union. With the loss the Timers fall to 2-2-1 on the season.

Up next for the Portland Timbers is a match in Vancouver against the Whitecaps. Pregame coverage on 750 The Game starts at 6:30 with kickoff at 7:30.