PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Maximiliano Urruti and Diego Valeri each scored in the second half to give Portland a 2-1 win over visiting Colorado on Friday night.
Portland moves up to seventh place in the Western Conference, while Colorado remains tied for third.
The Rapids opened the scoring in the 16th minute, when Drew Moor headed a corner kick that was saved by Donovan Ricketts. The rebound fell to Deshorn Brown, who had his first attempt also saved by Ricketts, but was able to muscle a second shot towards goal that managed to cross the line before Valeri could clear the ball. It was Brown's seventh goal of the season.
For much of the game, it looked like Colorado would make the lead hold up, but the Timbers finally managed to tie things up in the 72nd minute.