• Wednesday Oct 19, 2016

    SCCL Game Notes: Timbers v Saprissa

    Action from the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League match between the visiting Portland Timbers and Saprissa (purple jersey) on September 14, 2016, in Tibas, San Jose, Costa Rica. (Photo: Mexsport)

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

    Portland Timbers
    Saprissa
    3
    Games Played
    3
    2
    Wins
    2
    0
    Draws
    1
    1
    Losses
    0
    6
    Goals For
    10
    6
    Goals Against
    2
    Referee - Walter LOPEZ (GUA)
    AR1 - Gerson LOPEZ (GUA)
    AR2 - Hermenerito LEAL (GUA)
    4th - Jonathan POLANCO (GUA)
    Suspended - Fanendo Adi (Portland Timbers)
    Providence Park – Portland, Oregon, USA

    Game Notes

    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’); 2-1 away win v Dragon (Fanendo Adi 79’; Darlington Nagbe 90’) … can clinch quarterfinal berth with win v Saprissa
    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)
    Defeated Columbus Crew in 2015 MLS Cup final, 2-1 (Diego Valeri 1’; Rodney Wallace 7’)
    All-Time SCCL Record: W-5; D-0; L-2; GF-21; GA-12 / Home Record: W-3; D-0; L-0; GF-12; GA-3
    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 at least 1 goal in 6 of 7 all-time SCCL games, including last 4 … only shutout in 6-0 home win v Alpha United on September 23, 2014
    Scored at least 1 goal in 7 all-time SCCL games … scored 2 or more goals in 6 of 7 all-time SCCL games, netting 2 in each of last 3 outings
    2016 MLS Record (7th Place, Western Conference): W-12; D-8; L-13; GF-47; GA-49 … Last outing: (October 16, 2016) 1-0 home win v Colorado Rapids (Fanendo Adi 35’ pen)
    Jack McInerney has 4 career SCCL goals (3 with the Montreal Impact)
    Club’s All-Time SCCL Scorers: Fanendo Adi (4); Maximiliano Urruti (3); Norberto Paparatto, Diego Valeri (2); Gaston Fernandez, Jack Jewsbury, Will Johnson, Jack McInerney, Raushawn McKenzie, Michael Nachoff, Darlington Nagbe, AlvasPowell, Steve Zakuani, Ben Zemanski (1)
    Saprissa
    2016/17 SCCL Results: 6-0 home win v Dragon (Rolando Blackburn 4’, 88’; Francisco Calvo11’; Marvin Angulo 19’; Mariano Torres 22’; Ulises Segura 89’); 0-0 away draw v Dragon; 4-2 home win v Portland Timbers (Ulises Segura 33’; Marvin Angulo 45’ pen, 79’ pen; Fabrizio Ronchetti 60’) … can clinch quarterfinal berth with win or draw v Portland Timbers
    Qualification Method: Champion, 2015 Costa Rican Invierno
    SCCL Appearances: 6-2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17
    CONCACAF Club Titles: 3 (3-Champions Cup: 1993, 1995, 2005)
    Best SCCL Finish: Semifinals-1 (2010/11)
    All-Time SCCL Record: W-16; D-6; L-13; GF-54; GA-48 / Away Record: W-3; D-4; L-10; GF-13; GA-31
    Most CONCACAF club titles of any Costa Rican side (3), ahead of Alajuelense (2) and Cartagines (1)
    After posting 2 straight SCCL shutouts for 1st time team history, conceded in 2 in 4-2 home win v Portland Timbers on September 14, 2016
    0W-2D-5L in last 7 SCCL away games (conceded 2 or more goals in 5 of those outings … scored 1 goal or fewer in each of those matches)
    6 of 10 2016/17 SCCL goals scored in 1st half
    SCCL record vUSA opposition: W-6; D-2; L-3; GF-18; GA-13 / Away record: W-2; D-1; L-2; GF-6; GA-7 … scored 2 or more goals in 7 of 11 all-time SCCL games v USA teams … lost by 2 goals in both SCCL away setbacks v USA sides
    Holds record for most SCCL wins by a Costa Rican side (16 … Herediano #2 with 15)
    2016 Costa Rica Invierno record (2nd place): W-10; D-4; L-3; GF-41; GA-16 … Last outing (October 15, 2016): 1-2 away loss v Herediano (Marvin Angulo 69’) … Herediano jumped into 1st place with win
    All-Time SCCL Leading Scorers: Jairo Arrieta, Ariel Rodriguez (5 goals); Armando Alonso (4); Marvin Angulo, own-goal in favor of (3); Alejandro Alpizar, Rolando Blackburn, Walter Centeno, Luis Diego Cordero, Cesar Elizondo, David Guzman, Josue Martinez, Ulises Segura, Kendall Waston (2)
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