Chivas USA tops Timbers 21

first_imgPORTLAND — Nick LaBrocca’s goal in the 82nd minute lifted Chivas USA to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over the Portland Timbers on Saturday night.Captain Alejandro Moreno evened the match with a header off a perfectly placed cross from sub Ryan Smith in the 48th minute for Chivas USA (2-3-0), which had come into the game with only one goal this season.LaBrocca’s header for the victory also came off a cross from Smith.The Timbers (1-3-1) failed to hold on to a lead for the second straight game. Portland allowed Western Conference-leading Real Salt Lake to score twice in the final minutes for a 3-2 victory last Saturday at Jeld-Wen Field.Scottish striker Kris Boyd got his second goal of the season in the 17th minute, when Chivas goalkeeper Dan Kennedy and defender James Riley collided in front of the goal. Boyd calmly took advantage with a boot into the net, putting the Timbers up 1-0.Cesar Romero, making his first start of the season for Chivas, had a header that went just wide in the 32nd minute. The Goats’ second half would prove much more productive against Portland goalkeeper Troy Perkins.last_img read more

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