Rodney Wallace scored in the 21st minute and Darlington Nagbe added another goal in the second half, lifting the Portland Timbers to a 2-0...
WASHINGTON — Rodney Wallace scored in the 21st minute and Darlington Nagbe added another goal in the second half, lifting the Portland Timbers to a 2-0 win over D.C. United on Saturday night.
Portland (5-1-7) beat United for the first time in four meetings since the club joined MLS in 2011, extending its club-record unbeaten streak to 11 games. The Timbers remain the only undefeated MLS team on the road this season.
“We’re going to remain businesslike and not get too high or low,” said first year Timbers coach Caleb Porter about the unbeaten streak. “It’s not like the guys are doing cartwheels in (the locker room). We’re happy but we move on.”
United (1-9-2) is now winless in its last 10 games — matching a club record set in 2002 — and failed to score for the seventh time in 12 games.
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At FC Dallas 1,
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Fire 1, at Real Salt Lake 1
Quincy Amarikwa scored in the 84th minute to counter a goal from Alvaro Saborio in the 78th and the Chicago Fire played Real Salt Lake to a draw.
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At Rapids 2, Chivas USA 0
Atiba Harris scored in the 11th minute and Colorado defeated Chivas USA. Nathan Sturgis added a late goal for Colorado (5-4-4) which extended its unbeaten streak to five (3-0-2) with the win.