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Match Facts: Chivas USA vs. Portland Timbers

Stats, quotes and highlights

Portland's Rodney Wallace paces down the left side
Portland's Rodney Wallace paces down the left side
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Timbers go left

Below is the heatmap for Will Johnson, Michael Harrington, and Rodney Wallace. Untitled_5_medium

What do they have in common? Look at all the red in the left side of Chivas' half. The Timbers completed 102 of 144 passes in final third, a 71% completion rate.

(Mostly) Even in the stats

This goes to demonstrate why we love metrics like Opta. Going by your typical boxscore, you'd think the game was a bit closer.


Jose Luis Real: "We know who will be here and who won't be here next season ... we also have a very clear idea the style we're going to play."

"And that was for me the biggest problem, not having that continuity," Real on losing key players to injury.

Caleb Porter: "I thought we were very aggressive and really set the tone with our pressure."

Will Johnson: "We try to work on our starts, be more aggressive, press create some turnovers and play in their side of the field. That was our mindset right from the first minute."