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Taylor scores pivotal goal, Inter Miami defeats Timbers 2-1

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Inter Miami midfielder Gregore, left, runs with the ball as Portland Timbers defender Justin Rasmussen gives chase during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Inter Miami won 2-1.
Inter Miami midfielder Gregore, left, runs with the ball as Portland Timbers defender Justin Rasmussen gives chase during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Inter Miami won 2-1. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) Photo Gallery

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Robert Thomas Taylor’s goal helped lead Inter Miami to a 2-1 victory over the Portland Timbers on Saturday.

Taylor’s game-winning goal came in the 59th minute to put Miami (5-6-3) up 2-0.

Miami also got one goal from Leonardo Campana.

Bill Tuiloma scored the only goal for the Timbers (3-6-6).

The Timbers outshot Miami 13-12. Both teams had six shots on goal.

Drake Callender saved five of the six shots he faced for Miami. Aljaz Ivacic saved four of the six shots he faced for the Timbers.

Miami 2, Timbers 1

Portland 0 1 1
Miami 1 1 2

First Half—1, Miami, Campana, 7 (McVey), 27th minute.

Second Half—2, Miami, Taylor, 2, 59th; 3, Portland, Tuiloma, 5 (Moreno), 78th.

Goalies—Portland, Aljaz Ivacic, Justin Vom Steeg; Miami, Drake Callender, Clement Diop.

Yellow Cards—Duke, Miami, 14th; Paredes, Portland, 27th; Mabiala, Portland, 35th; Zuparic, Portland, 64th; Callender, Miami, 88th; Higuain, Miami, 90th+1.

Referee—Christopher Penso. Assistant Referees—Logan Brown, Jeffrey Swartzel, Kevin Terry Jr. 4th Official—Ricardo Fierro.

A—11,161.

Lineups

Portland—Aljaz Ivacic; Larrys Mabiala, Justin Rasmussen (Santiago Moreno, 66th), Jose Van Rankin (Sebastian Blanco, 66th), Dario Zuparic; David Ayala (Bill Tuiloma, 66th), Cristhian Paredes; Dairon Asprilla (Pablo Bonilla, 78th), Yimmi Chara, Marvin Loria (Zac McGraw, 85th), Nathan.

Miami—Drake Callender; Damion Lowe, Christopher McVey, Ryan Sailor, DeAndre Yedlin; Bryce Duke (Robert Thomas Taylor, 46th), Gregore, Jean Mota (Victor Ulloa, 76th); Leonardo Campana (Gonzalo Higuain, 62nd), Ariel Lassiter (Aime Mabika, 76th), Robbie Robinson (Indiana Vassilev, 44th).

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