Jeremy Ebobisse helps the Timbers get back into the win column
Jeremy Ebobisse makes Group of the Week honors initially appeared on NBC Sports Northwest
Saturday night at Providence Park was a memorable night in lots of methods.
Initially, the Timbers invited a crowd of 23,255 fans – the biggest crowd to go to a sporting occasion in Oregon considering that the Timbers played Nashville SC on March 8, 2020.
2nd, the Timbers ended their three-match winless streak – thanks to the strong play of Jeremy Ebobisse. Near the center circle, Yimmi Chara snapped the ball into the course of Ebobisse. Taking numerous touches to get himself near the leading of the 18-yard box, Ebobisse put the ball onto his left foot, and fired it into the top left corner of the objective. The forward’s game-winner in the 84th minute sealed the triumph for the house team.
That objective, nevertheless, wasn’t without some history also. It was the Timbers’ 300th objective scored by the club in MLS dip into Providence Park.
“To be honest, I didn’t know it was the 300th goal, but it’s a goal that led to three points, and ultimately that’s what’s most important to me,” Ebobisse explained after the game.
Along with it being the 300th goal scored at Providence Park in MLS play, Ebobisse’s goal was also his second in as many games and third in his past four. Moreover, he had 100 percent pass completion rate (16 passes).
The striker’s solid play was recognized by the league Monday. Ebobisse was named to the bench of Major League Soccer’s Week 13 Team of the Week, his first of the season.
“It was important to get back at home and get a win …,” Ebobisse included after the video game. “To come out with a clean sheet, that’s a big one for us. We haven’t had too many of those this year. For me to get a goal, as well, to keep a good rhythm going, that’s something I hope I can take some confidence from and the team can continue to win, because we’ve got a lot of games coming.”
The Timbers will rely on Ebobisse once again Wednesday night, as Portland invites in LACF to Providence Park. In 8 regular-season matches, Ebobisse has actually taped 4 objectives versus LAFC, and scored in 3 successive matches versus them in 2020 (July 23, Sept. 13, Oct. 18). His 4 regular-season objectives versus LAFC ranks as second-most by a single gamer in the league, simply behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic (8).
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.