2021 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Jeremy Ebobisse (84')

Portland Timbers tally late, extend FC Dallas' road woes

Jeremy Ebobisse scored in the 84th minute to give the Portland Timbers a 1-0 victory over visiting FC Dallas on Saturday night.

Ebobisse's goal allowed the Timbers to snap a three-game winless streak in which they were 0-2-1.

Yimmi Chara was just inside midfield when he fed Ebobisse for a run toward the net. As Ebobisse closed in, he delivered a left-footed blast over the outreached left hand of FC Dallas goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer.

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FC Dallas had a chance to knot the score in the 87th minute but Ricardo Pepi's header missed to the right.

FC Dallas dropped to 1-5-4 since routing Portland 4-1 at home on May 1.

FC Dallas is winless on the road this season, dropping the six matches by a cumulative 13-2.

Portland goalkeeper Steve Clark had two saves while FC Dallas counterpart Maurer made one.

The Timbers outshot FC Dallas 11-7 but both teams put just two on target.

The match was filled with opportunities by both squads over the first 80-plus minutes.

Pepi had chances in the 34th and 39th minutes, first failing to convert on a header and then drilling the right post with a right-footed shot.

FC Dallas had another solid opportunity in the 43rd minute but Paxton Pomykal's close-range left-footer was saved by Clark.

One minute later, Portland had a chance to break the scoreless tie but Dairon Asprilla's right-footer was saved by Maurer.

Three minutes into the second half, Chara of the Timbers had his right-footed shot miss to the left.

Asprilla had a solid opportunity in the 63rd minute but his header was just wide of the top right corner.

Chara had another chance in the 70th minute but his right-footer went right of the net.

One minute header, FC Dallas' Franco Jara sent a header wide to the right.

Portland's Diego Valeri delivered a right-footer in the 77th minute that sailed over the net.