Adi breaks Timbers career goals mark in 3-1 victory

Portland keeps Philadelphia winless




Portland Timbers Fanendo Adi.(Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer)

CHESTER, Pa. — Fanendo Adi became Portland’s career goals leader with 46, scoring to close out the Timbers’ 3-1 victory over the winless Philadelphia Union on Saturday night.

Adi’s goal, on a penalty kick in the 88th minute, moved him past John Bain (1978-82). He started the season in third place with 41 goals, one behind Byron Alvarez (2003-06).

Roy Miller had put Western Conference-leading Portland (4-1-1) on top with his first goal in the 66th minute. Diego Valeri had a great service off a free kick from the left wing that was headed in by Miller. The ball was curving left and Miller had just enough of a touch to send it the other way.

Philadelphia (0-3-2) opened the scoring in the 26th minute on a perfectly timed header by Richie Marquez off of a corner kick by Haris Medunjanin.

The Timbers got the equalized in the 32nd minute when Darlington Nagbe intercepted a pass and put a shot from outside the box just inside the left post.

Timbers 3, Union 1

Portland 1 2—3

Philadelphia 1 0—1

First half—1, Philadelphia, Marquez, 0 (Medunjanin), 26th minute. 2, Portland, Nagbe, 0, 32nd.

Second half—3, Portland, Miller, 0 (Valeri), 66th. 4, Portland, Adi, 8 (penalty kick), 88th.

Goalies—Portland, Jake Gleeson, Jeff Attinella; Philadelphia, Andre Blake, Jake McGuire.

Yellow Cards—Guzman, Portland, 16th; Medunjanin, Philadelphia, 48th; Olum, Portland, 73rd; Blake, Philadelphia, 85th; Adi, Portland, 88th; Onyewu, Philadelphia, 94th.

Referee—Robert Sibiga.


Portland—Jake Gleeson; Marco Farfan, Roy Miller, Alvas Powell; Sebastian Blanco (Darren Mattocks, 71st), Diego Chara, David Guzman, Lawrence Olum, Diego Valeri (Amobi Okugo, 83rd); Fanendo Adi (Jack Barmby, 91st), Darlington Nagbe.

Philadelphia—Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Oguchi Onyewu, Keegan Rosenberry; Ilsinho (Jay Simpson, 78th), Alejandro Bedoya, Derrick Jones (Fabian Herbers, 65th), Haris Medunjanin, Chris Pontius (Roland Alberg, 65th); C.J. Sapong.