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Timbers stumble again, fall 2-1 in Cincinnati

The Columbian
Published: April 22, 2023, 10:08pm

Dairon Asprilla became the second Portland Timbers player to score in consecutive matches, but it was not enough as the Timbers fell to FC Cincinnati 2-1 on Saturday in Cincinnati.

Asprilla joined Juan David Mosquera as the only two Portland players with multiple goals this season. In just four appearances this season, Asprilla had two goals and one assist.

Asprilla’s goal came in the 60th minute when Santiago Moren drove a cross into the six-yard box, forcing a save by Cincinnati goalkeeper Roman Celentano. Asprilla pounced the loose ball and drove into the next.

But FC Cincinnati had taken a 2-0 lead on goals by Sergio Santos in the 34th minute and Brandon Vazquez in the 58th minute.

But the Timbers (2-5-2) were unable to get a second goal the rest of the way.

The Timbers will return home for a midweek match when they open play in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup by hosting Orange County SC on Wednesday at Providence Park.

LOS ANGELES FC 1, NASHVILLE FC 1 — Dénis Bouanga scored early in the second half to help Los Angeles FC earn a draw.

Bouanga used an assist from Stipe Biuk to score the equalizer in the 59th minute for LAFC (5-0-3). Bouanga has seven goals this season. Jordan Morris had a league-high eight goals for the Seattle Sounders entering play.

Hany Mukhtar took a pass from Teal Bunbury and scored in the 35th minute to give Nashville a 1-0 lead.

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