PORTLAND — Santiago Moreno had a goal and an assist to propel the Portland Timbers to a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night at Providence Park.
Moreno took a pass from defender Juan Mosquera in the 13th minute and scored his first goal of the season to give Portland (7-11-8) an early lead. David Bingham saved the only shot he faced to preserve the lead at halftime.
Felipe Mora gave the Timbers a two-goal lead when he used an assist from Moreno in the 64th minute to score for a second time this season.
Cristian Arango took a pass from defender Brayan Vera and scored in the 83rd minute to pull Real Salt Lake (10-9-7) within a goal. It was Arango’s second goal in his fourth start and fifth appearance since coming over from Los Angeles FC.
Bingham finished with four saves for Portland. Zac MacMatch did not save a shot for Real Salt Lake.
Portland’s victory ends a four-match losing streak in all competitions. Real Salt Lake has lost five in a row in all competitions.
Portland travels to play the Seattle Sounders on Saturday.
TIMBERS 2, REAL SALT LAKE 1
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First Half—1, Portland, Moreno, 1 (Mosquera), 13th minute.
Second Half—2, Portland, Mora, 2 (Moreno), 64th; 3, Real Salt Lake, Arango, 2 (Vera), 83rd.
Goalies—Real Salt Lake, Zac MacMath, Gavin Beavers; Portland, David Matthew Bingham, Aljaz Ivacic.
Yellow Cards—Chara, Portland, 34th; Ojeda, Real Salt Lake, 45th+1; Vera, Real Salt Lake, 86th; Asprilla, Portland, 90th+3; Bingham, Portland, 90th+5.
Referee—Joseph Dickerson. Assistant Referees—Jeremy Hanson, Stefan Tanaka-Freundt, Alejandro Mariscal. 4th Official—Alexis Da Silva.
Real Salt Lake—Zac MacMath; Andrew Brody, Justen Glad, Brayan Vera; Bode Davis (Andres Gomez, 46th), Emeka Eneli, Diego Luna, Braian Ojeda, Nelson Palacio (Jasper Loffelsend, 78th); Anderson Julio (Cristian Arango, 57th), Rubio Rubin (Damir Kreilach, 77th).
Portland—David Matthew Bingham; Claudio Bravo, Zac McGraw, Juan David Mosquera, Dario Zuparic; Sebastian Blanco (Yimmi Chara, 57th), Diego Chara, Evander (Bryan Acosta, 73rd), Santiago Moreno (Dairon Asprilla, 73rd), Cristhian Paredes (Larrys Mabiala, 89th); Franck Boli (Felipe Mora, 57th).