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Timbers rally to beat San Jose 4-2, snap winless streak

By The Associated Press
Published: May 15, 2024, 10:25pm

PORTLAND — Jonathan Rodriguez scored a pair of goals and the Portland Timbers snapped a nine-game winless streak with a 4-2 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday night.

The Timbers (3-6-4) also got goals from Felipe Mora and Evander to snap a three-game losing streak and move out of last place in the Western Conference.

The Earthquakes (3-8-1) have never won at Providence Park. San Jose had shown recent life, going undefeated in its last three matches, but fell to the bottom of the standings with the loss.

Portland goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau punched away a header off a corner, but it went straight to Amahl Pellegrino, who scored to give San Jose the lead in the 31st.

Moments later, Hernan Lopez chipped a shot over Crepeau’s head and into the goal to make it 2-0. Lopez was acquired from Argentine club Godoy Cruz late last month for a club-record transfer fee.

Shortly after San Jose’s Bruno Wilson was sent off with a red card, Evander converted a penalty kick to avoid the shutout. Rodriguez scored in the 80th to erase the deficit.

A collision between Rodriguez and San Jose goalkeeper William Yarbrough was checked by video review, awarding Portland the penalty at the end of regulation. Mora scored for his sixth goal of the season.

Rodriguez added a second goal in stoppage time.

The Timbers were coming off a 2-1 loss at home on Sunday to rival Seattle, which dropped them to the bottom of the conference standings.

The Earthquakes erased an early two-goal deficit to beat the Colorado Rapids 3-2 on Saturday. It was the Quakes’ first road win of the season.

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TIMBERS 4, EARTHQUAKES 2

San Jose 2 0 2
Portland 0 4 4

First Half—1, San Jose, Pellegrino, 4, 31st minute; 2, San Jose, Lopez Munoz, 2, 34th.

Second Half—3, Portland, Evander, 5 (penalty kick), 74th; 4, Portland, Rodriguez, 3 (Evander), 80th; 5, Portland, Mora, 6 (penalty kick), 90th; 6, Portland, Rodriguez, 4 (Moreno), 90th+10.

Goalies—San Jose, William Yarbrough, Emi Ochoa; Portland, Maxime Crepeau, James Pantemis.

Yellow Cards—Miller, Portland, 82nd; Yarbrough, San Jose, 89th.

Red Cards—Wilson, San Jose, 71st.

Referee—Pierre-Luc Lauziere. Assistant Referees—Jose Da Silva, Corey Rockwell, Armando Villarreal. 4th Official—Tim Ford.

Lineups

San Jose—William Yarbrough; Carlos Akapo, Vitor Costa, Rodrigues, Bruno Wilson; Cristian Espinoza (Daniel Munie, 82nd), Carlos Gruezo, Hernan Lopez Munoz (Tanner Beason, 75th), Niko Tsakiris (Jackson Yueill, 56th); Jeremy Ebobisse (Preston Judd, 75th), Amahl Pellegrino (Paul Marie, 82nd).

Portland—Maxime Crepeau; Larrys Mabiala (Jonathan Rodriguez, 46th), Kamal Miller, Juan Mosquera, Dario Zuparic; Diego Chara, Evander (Nathan Fogaca, 90th+1), Santiago Moreno; Antony Alves Santos (Cristhian Paredes, 62nd), Dairon Asprilla (Eric Miller, 46th), Felipe Mora (David Ayala, 90th+9).

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