Timbers top Whitecaps 2-1 to end winless streak



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Franck Songo’o scored the go-ahead goal and the Portland Timbers snapped a nine-match winless streak with a 2-1 victory over Pacific Northwest rival Vancouver on Saturday night.

Songo’o’s goal, his first with the Timbers, came on a free kick in the 55th minute that beat Whitecaps goalkeeper Joe Cannon.

Portland had not won since a 2-1 victory over San Jose on July 3. The Timbers were 0-6-3 going into the sold-out Cascadia Cup match against the Whitecaps.

The Cascadia Cup is the annual head-to-head competition between Major League Soccer’s three northwest teams: the Timbers, Whitecaps and the Seattle Sounders. Vancouver has yet to win a Cascadia match since joining MLS last season.