The Portland Timbers today defeated Cascadia rivals, the Vancouver Whitecaps, 3-2 in BC Place Stadium. Dairon Asprilla opened the scoring from the penalty spot, Jaroslaw Niezgoda doubled the Timbers’ lead, and Yimmi Chara added an insurance goal. The Whitecaps’ Cristian Dajome and Ryan Gauld scored Vancouver’s goals on the night.
The 100th meeting between the two teams started off fairly slowly in terms of chances for either team. The first yellow card which was given in the sixth minute set the tone for the rivalry night. The first opportunity of the night came from the Whitecaps but nothing came from it.