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Timbers snap winless streak, beating Real Salt Lake 3-2


PORTLAND, Ore. — Felipe Mora scored in 62nd minute off an assist from Sebastian Blanco and the Portland Timbers went on to beat Real Salt Lake 3-2 on Saturday night.

Dairon Asprilla and Yimmy Chara also scored to help the Timbers (7-8-2) snap a three-game winless streak.

All-Star Damir Kreilach scored a late goal for Real Salt Lake (5-6-6), playing the final match of a three-game trip.

Asprilla scored early off a penalty kick awarded after Real Salt Lake had a handball in the box in the 10th minute. The call was confirmed after video review.

Chara made it 2-0 in the 29th minute off an assist from Asprilla, but Real Salt Lake answered with a goal from Albert Rusnák in the 40th.

Portland was short-handed without midfielder Diego Chara, goalkeeper Steve Clark and midfielder Eryk Williamson. Chara had a red card Wednesday night in a 1-1 draw with San Jose, Clark injured his groin in the same match, and Williamson was out because of health and safety protocols.

RSL was coming off a 1-0 loss to the LA Galaxy on Wednesday.

Blanco subbed into the game at the half for Marvin Loría, who was making his 50th appearance for the Timbers.

After Mora gave the Timbers a 3-1 lead, Kreilach scored for RSL in the 80th to close the gap.

RSL won the last meeting between the teams, 2-1 last October in Utah.

The Timbers will host the rival Seattle Sounders next Sunday night, and RSL will return home to take on Austin FC on Saturday.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        





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