Rapids fell Timbers 2-0 in MLS

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 22, 2014 at 10:21 pm •  Published: March 22, 2014

COMMERCE CITY, Colorado (AP) — Vicente Sanchez and Deshorn Brown scored from penalties two minutes apart in the second half to lead the Colorado Rapids to a 2-0 win over the Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer on Saturday.

Sanchez converted in the 73rd minute and Brown got his in the 75th for Colorado.

Portland has never beaten the Rapids in Colorado.

Portland goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts was sent off when he made contact with Brown while trying to contest him for the ball.

At Frisco, Texas, Fabian Castillo, Je-Vaughn Watson and Michel scored in a 15-minute span in the second half to ensure Western Conference-leader FC Dallas remained unbeaten with a 3-1 win over Chivas USA.

Castillo opened the scoring in the 71st minute off a Mauro Diaz pass, and Watson outran defender Tony Lochhead on a long pass and then beat goalkeeper Ian Kennedy for the eventual game-winner in the 78th minute.

Chivas forward Erick Torres grabbed his third goal of the season in the 81st minute to put the pressure back on the hosts, but Michel, a second-half substitute, slotted in a low, left-footed free kick in the 86th.