Timbers Crush Real Salt Lake 6-1
The Portland Timbers lengthen their unbeaten streak to six after defeating Real Salt Lake 6-1 Saturday night at Providence Park. Portland gave a Timbers Army and Providence Park are a party securing their season-high in goals courtesy of six different goal scorers.
Felipe Mora, seemingly as always, got the scoring underway for Portland in the 27th minute when Blanco squared a perfect ball to him near the penalty spot.
The last time these two teams played at Providence Park, Portland jumped to a 2-0 lead and they did the same Saturday when Dairon Asprilla made something out of nothing to convert in the 36th minute for his sixth goal of the season.
Damir Kreilach answered for RSL five minutes after the Asprilla strike to give his side hope entering the halftime break.
Hope quickly vanished when Portland scored a staggering four goals in the second half to leave RSL in the dust.
Yimmi Chara scored the third on a perfectly placed shot three minutes into the half.
Diego Chara didn’t want his brother to have all the fun getting involved in the scoring 20 minutes later.
Jaroslaw Niezgoda scored his first goal back from injury and Christian Parades put the final nail in the coffin three minutes in the 88th minute.
The second half was such a scoring affair Timbers army whipped out the ‘dodgy keeper’ chant in the final moments of the match.
Portland continues to climb the Western Conference after a tough middle-span of the season and now sit at fourth with 40 points. The Timbers travel to Southern California next to take on a struggling LAFC side on Wednesday night at 7:30.