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Timbers stumble against Real Salt Lake

Portland's five-game win streak snapped

The Columbian
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Portland Timbers goalkeeper Aljaz Ivacic (31) makes a save against Real Salt Lake in the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Sandy, Utah.
Portland Timbers goalkeeper Aljaz Ivacic (31) makes a save against Real Salt Lake in the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Photo Gallery

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.

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