PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Timbers winger Dairon Asprilla was named to the MLS Team of the Matchday for matchday 26, the league announced today. Asprilla notched his first career brace to help the Timbers defeat the Columbus Crew 3-2 at Providence Park on July 15. It marks Asprilla’s second Team of the Matchday selection of the 2023 campaign (matchday 8).Asprilla, 31, opened Portland’s account in the 28th minute of Saturday night’s match and tallied the team’s second goal just two minutes later. The two goals were his third and fourth of the 2023 campaign, trailing Franck Boli (6) and Evander (5) for the team lead. Totaling 31 career goals, Asprilla became the fourth player in Timbers’ history to score 30 or more regular season goals (Diego Valeri – 86, Fanendo Adi – 54, Sebastián Blanco – 41).Next up, the Timbers will enter Leagues Cup play in the group stage, hosting the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, July 22, at Providence Park. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. (Pacific) and will feature a national broadcast on FS1 and Univision with streaming available on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app in English and Spanish as well as local radio broadcasts, 750 The Game (English) and La GranD 1150AM/93.5 FM (Spanish).