PORTLAND, Ore. (July 18, 2019) - Orlando City SC (7-9-5, 26 points) battled to a 1-1 draw against the Portland Timbers (7-8-4, 24 points) on Thursday evening at Providence Park. With the draw, the Lions have now earned three-consecutive results on the road following a 2-2 draw at Philadelphia on July 6 and a 2-0 victory over Columbus at MAPFRE Stadium on June 29.
Santiago Patiño found the back of the net for the Lions in the match, scoring his second goal of 2019 in the 44th minute. Both of Patiño’s goals this season have come in City’s last three matches, with the Orlando native scoring his first professional goal against the Philadelphia Union on July 6.
44’ Santiago Patiño - ORL 1, POR 0
The Lions took the lead with newcomer Robinho pouncing on a ball that looked to be going out of bounds and taking it down the right flank. The Brazilian midfielder crossed a ball across the face of goal that took a deflection off a Portland defender before falling to the foot of Santiago Patiño, who put it away for the first-time finish.
82’ Jeremy Ebobisse (Brian Fernández, Jorge Moreira) - ORL 1, POR 1
The Timbers leveled the match off a cross from Jorge Moreira from the right side that took a flick from the head of Brian Fernández before then finding the head of Jeremy Ebobisse, who snuck the ball inside of the far post.
- Santiago Patiño’s goal in the 44th minute served as his second of the season, now finding the back of the net in two of the Lions’ last three MLS contests. Patiño scored his first MLS goal on Sunday, July 6 on the road at the Philadelphia Union.
- Forward Robinho made his Orlando City debut on Thursday, appearing in the starting XI for the first time as a Lion. The Brazilian midfielder was acquired by the Lions via a trade with the Columbus Crew on July 11.
Goalkeeper Greg Ranjitsingh made his second start of the 2019 season.
- The game served as a homecoming of sorts for Homegrown forward Benji Michel, who was a three-year player at the University of Portland. Michel finished his career at Portland with 31 goals over 53 appearances.
- Thursday’s match marked the second time in a five-day span that an Orlando team played at Providence Park. On Sunday, just days before the Lions faced the Timbers, the Orlando Pride played the Portland Thorns at the same venue - a match that saw the Pride fall 4-3 in stoppage time.
- With the draw the Lions have now earned points in each of their last three road matches and in four of their last five league matches overall.
Next Match: The Lions will close out their busiest stretch in Club history, set to play their eighth match in 26 days when they return home to face the New York Red Bulls on Sunday, July 21. Kickoff for that match is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
ORL - Santiago Patiño 44’
POR - Jeremy Ebobisse (Brian Fernández, Jorge Moreira) 82’
POR - Brian Fernández (Yellow Card) 9’
ORL - Uri Rosell (Yellow Card) 50’
POR - Larrys Mabiala (Yellow Card) 67’
ORL - Santiago Patiño (Yellow Card) 77’
ORL - Sebastián Méndez (Yellow Card) 86’
POR - Claude Dienlna (Yellow Card) 89’
Orlando City SC - GK Greg Ranjitsingh; D Danilo Acosta, Kamal Miller, Alex de John (Will Johnson 12’), Kyle Smith; M Uri Rosell, Sacha Kljestan ©, Dillon Powers (Tesho Akindele 80’); F Benji Michel, Santiago Patiño, Robinho (Sebastián Méndez 65’)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Adam Grinwis, Brian Rowe; D João Moutinho; F Chris Mueller
Portland Timbers - GK Steve Clark; D Zarek Valentin (Bill Tuiloma 90+3’), Claude Dienlna, Larrys Mabiala, Jorge Moreira; M Diego Chara, Cristhian Paredes (Marvin Loría 75’), Sebastián Blanco, Diego Valeri, Andy Polo (Jeremy Ebobisse 61’); F Brian Fernández
Substitutes Not Used: GK Kendall McIntosh; D Modou Jadama; M Andrés Flores, Renzo Zambrano
Details of the Game:
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Weather: Partly Cloudy
Date: July 18, 2019
POR - 63.3%
ORL - 36.7%
POR - 26
ORL - 2
POR - 0
ORL - 3
POR - 14
ORL - 10
POR - 8
ORL - 3