SANDY, Utah (AP) — Douglas Martinez scored his first MLS goal, Damir Kreilach added a goal and Real Salt Lake snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Portland Timbers on Wednesday night.
Real Salt Lake (5-7-6) won for the first time since a 2-0 victory over the LA Galaxy on Sept. 23.
Portland (9-5-3) had its five-game win streak snapped, losing for the first time since dropping a decision to Los Angeles FC on Sept. 13.
Goalkeeper Aljaz Ivacic charged off his line to stop a ball from beyond midfield by Cristhian Paredes but couldn’t control it, and Martinez put away an empty-netter to open the scoring in the 11th minute.
Kreilach scored on a volley off a corner kick by Pablo Ruiz, making it 2-0 in the 26th.
Bill Tuiloma’s header off a free kick by Diego Valeri capped the scoring in the 77th minute.