Valeri scores, Timbers beat the Red Bulls 2-0

August 19, 2017 - 12:34 am

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Diego Valeri scored his 14th goal of the season and the Portland Timbers beat the New York Red Bulls 2-0 on Friday night.

The Red Bulls, who had won five of their previous six games, rested Bradley Wright-Phillips after a short turnaround because of a U.S. Open Cup semifinal earlier in this week.

Valeri's goal in the 66th minute was his 51st with the Timbers, tying him with Fanendo Adi for the most in franchise history across all eras. He leads all Portland scorers this season.

Second-half sub Darren Mattocks added a goal for the Timbers just as stoppage time ran out at the end. It was his second goal of the season.

The Timbers were 2-2-1 in their previous five games, including a 4-1 loss at Toronto last weekend.

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