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20 Dec 2014
21 Dec 2014
Timbers down Sporting KC 3-2
KANSAS CITY, Kan. The Portland Timbers stayed hot Saturday, winning 3-2 over Sporting Kansas City at Sporting Park.
Ryan Johnson had a goal and an assist for Portland, which is unbeaten in its last six games and has won three of its last four.
Rodney Wallace's goal in the 58th minute proved to be the game-winner.
The Timbers overcame a two-goal night by SKC's Chane Myers, who put the home team on top with a header 40 seconds into the game.
Portland evened the count on a corner kick in the 40th minute, with Johnson heading in Diego Valeri's service before the crowd of 20,186.
Myers scored five minutes later, but Johnson fed Darlington Nagbe for a tap-in, tying score in the 33rd minute.
Donovan Ricketts made six saves for Portland, and Jimmy Nielsen had four stops for SKC.
The Timbers their MLS season record to improved to 3-1-4 (13 points), while Sporting KC fell to 4-3-2 (14 points)with their second loss in a row.