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FC Dallas vs. Portland Timbers Pick & Prediction NOV 22TH 2020

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Jimmy Maurer made seven saves through regulation and a 30-minute overtime, then had the only stop in an eight-round penalty-shot shootout as FC Dallas upset host Portland following a 1-1 draw on a rainy Sunday night in the first round of Major League Soccer's Western Conference playoffs.

Dallas advanced to the next round while the Timbers, who captured the MLS is Back Tournament earlier this summer, were eliminated. Dallas will play the winner of Tuesday's game between Los Angeles FC and Seattle.

Dallas' Ricardo Pepi, a 17-year-old who came on as a substitute in the 85th minute, tied the score in the third of four minutes of second-half stoppage time to force overtime. Pepi also made one of Dallas' eight successful kicks in the shootout.

Portland's Jorge Villafana, who opened the scoring in the 82nd minute, stepped up to take the Timbers' eighth penalty shot. His left-footed attempt was headed for the right side of the net, but Maurer made a diving save to clinch the victory.

Timbers goalie Steve Clark made four saves through overtime but was unable to stop any of Dallas' shootout attempts.

Pepi's tying goal came after a long through ball from Matt Hedges sent him on a breakaway. Clark got a hand on Pepi's initial shot and it bounced off the right goalpost, but Pepi pounced on the rebound and redirected it into the back of the net from close range.

Villafana's goal came after nifty passing play from Diego Valeri in the penalty area, sending the ball to Villafana at the top left of the 6-yard box and he hammered a shot over Maurer. It was the second goal in as many games for Villafana, a 31-year-old defender, whose late equalizer against LAFC in a 1-1 draw in the regular-season finale was his first MLS goal since 2015.

Franco Jara appeared to put Dallas ahead in the 30th minute when he got behind Portland's back line for a breakaway and put the ball past Clark and into the net. But the linesman raised the flag for offsides and the call was confirmed by video review.

--Field Level Media

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FC Dallas

Portland Timbers

Player Position Lineup
Bryan Reynolds Starter
Jimmy Maurer Starter
Bressan Starter
Matt Hedges Starter
Jesus Ferreira Starter
Thiago Santos Starter
John Nelson Starter
Andrés Ricaurte Starter
Fafa Picault Starter
Ryan Hollingshead Starter
Franco Jara Starter
Michael Barrios Substitution
Reto Ziegler Substitution
Brandon Servania Substitution
Bryan Acosta Substitution
Tanner Tessmann Substitution
Harold Mosquera Substitution
Ema Twumasi Substitution
Ricardo Pepi Substitution
Phelipe Substitution
Player Position Lineup
Steve Clark Starter
Larrys Mabiala Starter
Pablo Bonilla Starter
Jorge Villafaña Starter
Dario Zuparic Starter
Diego Chara Starter
Andy Polo Starter
Yimmi Chara Starter
Diego Valeri Starter
Felipe Mora Starter
Eryk Williamson Starter
Chris Duvall Substitution
Aljaž Ivacic Substitution
Marco Farfan Substitution
Bill Tuiloma Substitution
Cristhian Paredes Substitution
Andrés Flores Substitution
Marvin Loría Substitution
Blake Bodily Substitution
Jeremy Ebobisse Substitution

FC Dallas

Portland Timbers

  • Match Start
  • Period 1
  • MIN 36
    Fafa Picault
  • MIN 45
    IN: Cristhian Paredes
    OUT: Eryk Williamson
  • Period 2
  • MIN 61
    IN: Tanner Tessmann
    OUT: Jesus Ferreira
  • MIN 75
    Andrés Ricaurte
  • MIN 80
    IN: Ema Twumasi
    OUT: Andrés Ricaurte
  • MIN 82
    • GOAL
    • scorer: Jorge Villafaña
  • MIN 85
    IN: Ricardo Pepi
    OUT: John Nelson
  • MIN 86
    IN: Michael Barrios
    OUT: Thiago Santos
  • MIN 88
    IN: Jeremy Ebobisse
    OUT: Felipe Mora
  • MIN 90
    • GOAL
    • scorer: Ricardo Pepi
  • Period 3
  • MIN 94
    IN: Marco Farfan
    OUT: Pablo Bonilla
  • MIN 95
    IN: Marvin Loría
    OUT: Yimmi Chara
  • Period 4
  • MIN 106
    IN: Blake Bodily
    OUT: Andy Polo
  • MIN 110
    IN: Reto Ziegler
    OUT: Fafa Picault
  • MIN 120
    Ema Twumasi
  • Match End


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