VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Dairon Asprilla scored on a first-half penalty kick and Jaroslaw Niezgoda and Yimi Chara connected in the second half in the Portland Timbers’ 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night.
It was the 100th meeting between the Cascadia Cup rivals.
Aljaz Ivacic made five saves for Portland (2-2-3).
Cristian Dajome and Ryan Gauld scored for Vancouver (1-4-1).
TIMBERS 3, WHITECAPS 2
Portland 1 2—3
Vancouver 0 2—2
First Half—1, Portland, Asprilla, 2 (penalty kick), 42nd minute.
Second Half—2, Portland, Niezgoda, 2 (Blanco), 60th; 3, Vancouver, Dajome, 1 (Caicedo), 76th; 4, Portland, Chara, 3, 78th; 5, Vancouver, Gauld, 1 (penalty kick), 90th+6.
Goalies—Portland, Aljaz Ivacic, David Bingham; Vancouver, Thomas Hasal, Cody Cropper.
Yellow Cards—Mabiala, Portland, 6th; Van Rankin, Portland, 17th; Asprilla, Portland, 43rd; Bravo, Portland, 90th+3.
Referee—Silviu Petrescu. Assistant Referees—Frank Anderson, Mike Rottersman, Tim Ford. 4th Official—Pierre-Luc Lauziere.
Portland—Aljaz Ivacic; Claudio Bravo, Larrys Mabiala, Bill Tuiloma, Jose Van Rankin; Diego Chara, Cristhian Paredes; Dairon Asprilla (Santiago Moreno, 70th), Yimmi Chara (Dario Zuparic, 89th), Marvin Loria (Sebastian Blanco, 46th), Jaroslaw Niezgoda.
Vancouver—Thomas Hasal; Cristian Gutierrez, Florian Jungwirth (Tristan Blackmon, 73rd), Ranko Veselinovic; Sebastian Berhalter, Ryan Gauld, Ryan Raposo (Javain Brown, 61st), Russell Teibert (Pedro Vite, 61st); Deiber Caicedo, Cristian Dajome, Brian White.
Article Source: The Columbian