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Asprilla breaks tie in Timbers’ 2-1 win over LAFC

Portland unbeaten in last 7 games

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Portland Timbers forward Dairon Asprilla controls the ball in front of a Los Angeles FC defender during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Los Angeles.
Portland Timbers forward Dairon Asprilla controls the ball in front of a Los Angeles FC defender during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Photo Gallery

LOS ANGELES — Dairon Asprilla broke a tie off a rebound in the 59th minute and the Portland Timbers held on to beat Los Angeles FC 2-1 on Wednesday night.

Felipe Mora broke in alone on goal, but his shot banged off the right post. However, it went back to Asprilla on the other side and he scored into the open net.

Danny Musovski had tied it for LAFC (9-12-6) four minutes earlier.

Yimmi Chara opened the scoring for Portland (13-10-4) in the final minute of the first half, starting the Timbers to their sixth win in an unbeaten streak of seven games.

TIMBERS 2, LOS ANGELES FC 1

Portland 1 1—2

Los Angeles FC 0 1—1

First Half—1, Portland, Chara, 5 (Asprilla), 45th+2 minute.

Second Half—2, Los Angeles FC, Musovski, 3 (Cifuentes), 55th; 3, Portland, Asprilla, 8, 59th.

Goalies—Portland, Steve Clark, Aljaz Ivacic; Los Angeles FC, Jamal Blackman, Pablo Sisniega, Tomas Romero.

Yellow Cards—Paredes, Portland, 25th; Palacios, Los Angeles FC, 29th; Asprilla, Portland, 45th+2; Valeri, Portland, 76th; Arango, Los Angeles FC, 90th+9.

Referee—Joseph Dickerson. Assistant Referees—Jeff Hosking, Eduardo Mariscal, Cameron Blanchard. 4th Official—Mark Allatin.

Lineups

Portland—Steve Clark; Claudio Bravo, Larrys Mabiala, Jose Van Rankin, Dario Zuparic; Sebastian Blanco (Diego Valeri, 53rd), Diego Chara, Cristhian Paredes (George Fochive, 75th); Dairon Asprilla (Marvin Loria, 88th), Yimmi Chara (Santiago Moreno, 75th), Felipe Mora (Jaroslaw Niezgoda, 87th).

Los Angeles FC—Jamal Blackman; Mamadou Fall, Sebastien Ibeagha (Marco Farfan, 46th), Jesus Murillo, Diego Palacios (Danny Musovski, 46th); Eduard Atuesta, Jose Cifuentes, Francisco Ginella (Bryce Duke, 86th); Cristian Arango, Raheem Edwards, Michee Ngalina (Moon-hwan Kim, 46th).

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