Next: Portland plays two road games in two days for the second and final time. The Timbers are at Charleston, S.C., today and at Atlanta on Saturday. No. 2 goalkeeper Bayard Elfvin is expected to start for Josh Saunders in today's match.

Notes: The Timbers scored in the fifth minute on a goal by Luke Kreamalmeyer but fell 3-1 at Charlotte in Wednesday's third round of the U.S. Open Cup. … Coventry City, the English team that lost at Portland on penalty kicks last week, ended its U.S. tour 1-1 after a 3-0 victory Tuesday at Provo, Utah, over the BYU Cougars. Coventry scored twice in the final three minutes before a crowd of 2,187.

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