New York City FC 0, Portland Timbers 1 | 2019 MLS Match Recap
For the first time since March, NYCFC lost a game in MLS. The Portland Timbers came to Yankee Stadium and left with a 1-0 win, ending NYCFC's 12-game unbeaten run.
Sebastian Blanco gave the Timbers the lead after 14 minutes, capitalizing after a misclearance by NYCFC. Blanco reacted quickest and lifted his first-time effort over Brad Stuver and into the net. As it turned out, it was all they'd need.
Taty Castellanos nearly equalized before the break, sending his volley from a corner kick just wide.
The Timbers had multiple opportunities in the second half to add an insurance goal. Jeremy Ebobisse hit the post from close range while Brian Fernandez found the back of the net with a header, though the assistant's flag was raised for offside. Later in the half, Fernandez scored but again saw the flag raised as the ball hit the back of the net.
It was the first time that Fernandez has appeared for the Timers and failed to score.