Diego Valeri scored on a penalty kick in the opening minutes and the Portland Timbers rolled to a 4–2 victory over the Cascadia Cup rival Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Diego Valeri scored on a penalty kick in the opening minutes and the Portland Timbers rolled to a 4–2 victory over the Cascadia Cup rival Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday.
Jack McInerney, Dairon Asprilla and Darlington Nagbe also scored to help the Timbers snap a three-game losing streak. Kekuta Manneh and Pedro Morales scored for Vancouver. The Whitecaps had won three straight,
The match was part of Major League Soccer's Rivalry Week, but the rivalry between the Timbers and the Whitecaps stretches back to 1975 when both teams were part of the NASL—long before either team joined MLS.
Fans of the two teams, along with supporters of the Seattle Sounders, created the Cascadia Cup in 2004 for the winner of the three-way contest between the teams, based on points. The Sounders are the reigning Cascadia Cup champions.
EARTHQUAKES 1, GALAXY 1, TIE
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Fatai Alashe scored late to help San Jose tie Los Angeles.
Alashe slashed toward the top of the 6-yard box and his header, off Chad Barrett's cross, found the back of the net in the 87th minute. Los Angeles took the lead just moments earlier when San Jose's Marvell Wynne, attempting to clear a cross from Sebastian Lletget, scored an own goal.
The Galaxy (5-1-5), who haven't lost since dropping a 1–0 decision to Colorado on March 12, are unbeaten in their last nine matches. It is longest such streak in MLS this season and the club's longest undefeated streak since going 10 games without a loss in 2014.
The Earthquakes (5-3-4) haven't won in Carson since May 23, 2012.