• Tuesday Sep 27, 2016

    SCCL Game Notes: CD Dragon v Portland Timbers

    Action from the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League match between visiting Dragon (white jersey) and the Portland Timbers on August 3, 2016, in Portland, Oregon, USA. (Photo: Mexsport)

    For official CONCACAF Game Notes for this game, click here.

    Dragon
    Portland Timbers
    3
    Games Played
    2
    0
    Wins
    1
    1
    Draws
    0
    2
    Losses
    1
    1
    Goals For
    4
    8
    Goals Against
    5
    Referee - Jose KELLYS (PAN)
    AR1 - Ronald BRUNA (PAN)
    AR2 - Gabriel VICTORIA (PAN)
    4th - Jafeth PEREA (PAN)
    Suspended - None
    Estadio Cuscutlan – San Salvador, El Salvador

    Game Notes

    Dragon
    2016/17 SCCL Results: 1-2 away loss v Portland Timbers (Kenroy Howell 76’); 0-6 away loss v Saprissa; 0-0 home draw v Saprissa
    Qualification Method: Champion, 2016 Salvadoran Clausura
    SCCL Appearances: 1-2016/17
    CONCACAF Club Titles: none
    Best SCCL Finish: 1st SCCL appearance
    All-Time SCCL Record: W-0; D-1; L-2; GF-1; GA-8 / Home Record: W-0; D-1; L-0; GF-0; GA-0
    Eliminated from quarterfinal contention with 0-0 home draw v Saprissa ... can still finish 2nd in group with win v Portland & Portland home loss v Saprissa in Week 6
    7th team from El Salvador to qualify for SCCL ... Others: Isidro Metapan (8 times); FAS, Luis Angel Firpo (3); Alianza (2); Aguila, Santa Tecla (1) ... Joined Aguila & Alianza as the Salvadoran sides to have lost their 1st 2 SCCL games
    Out of 7 teams making SCCL debut in 2016/17 tournament, one of 3 to score in opener
    Defeated Aguila in 2016 Salvadoran Clausura final, 1-0, on a Wilma Torres goal (38’) ... finished 6th in regular-season season table (7W-7D-8L, 28 points), qualifying for 6-team playoffs by 3 points ... in postseason, overcame Juventud Independiente in quarterfinals (agg: 3-2) and Santa Tecla in semifinals (agg; 1-0) on Luis Hernandez’s goal in 76th minute of 2nd leg
    2016 Salvadoran Apertura record (7th place): W-1; D-5; L-5; GF-9; GA-14 ... Last outing (September 24, 2016): 0-0 home draw v Aguila ... recorded first Apertura win, 4-3, away v Chalatenango on September 21
    Salvadoran Titles: 3-1951, 1953, 2016 Clausura
    Portland Timbers
    2016/2017 SCCL Results: 2-1 home win v Dragon (Jack McInerney 22’; Diego Valeri 90’); 2-4 away loss v Saprissa (Diego Valeri 5’; Fanendo Adi 68’)
    Qualification Method: Champion, 2015 MLS Cup
    SCCL Appearances: 2-2014/15, 2016/17
    CONCACAF Club Titles: none
    Best SCCL Finish: Group Stage-1 (2014/15)
    All-Time SCCL Record: W-4; D-0; L-2; GF-19; GA-11 / Away Record: W-1; D-0; L-2; GF-7; GA-8
    Can win group with victory Tuesday & home victory v Saprissa in Week 6
    Defeated Columbus Crew in 2015 MLS Cup final, 2-1 (Diego Valeri 1’; Rodney Wallace 7’)
    Narrowly missed out on 2014/15 SCCL quarterfinals ... finished level with Honduras’ Olimpia atop the Group 5 table, but fell short on head-to-head away goals (1-2)
    Conceded 8 goals in last 3 SCCL matches after conceding 3 goals in first 3 matches in competition ... 2-4 away loss v Saprissa set new team-record for most goals conceded in single SCCL match
    Winless in two previous away trips to Central America ... opened 2014/15 SCCL play with a 3W-0D-0L record, before losing 1-3 at Olimpia in Group 5 finale
    Scored at least one goal in all 6 previous SCCL matches ... conceded at least one goal in 5 of 6 all-time SCCL matches ... only shutout in 6-0 home win v Alpha United on September 23, 2014
    2016 MLS Record (6th Place, Western Conference): W-11; D-8; L-12; GF-46; GA-48 ... Last outing: (September 24, 2016) 1-3 away loss v Houston Dynamo (Diego Valeri 51’)
    Jack McInerney has 4 career SCCL goals (3 with the Montreal Impact)
    Club’s All-Time SCCL Scorers: Fanendo Adi, Maximiliano Urruti (3); Norberto Paparatto, Diego Valeri (2); Gaston Fernandez, Jack Jewsbury, Will Johnson, Jack McInerney, Raushawn McKenzie, Michael Nachoff, Alvas Powell, Steve Zakuani, Ben Zemanski (1)
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