Timbers win in Colorado for 1st time ever

Portland (5-5-4) has won two straight

Portland Timbers midfielder Jack Jewsbury, center, is congratulated by defender Jorge Villafana, left, and midfielder George Fochive after Jewsbury scored the winning goal against the Colorado Rapids (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Portland Timbers midfielder Jack Jewsbury, center, is congratulated by defender Jorge Villafana, left, and midfielder George Fochive after Jewsbury scored the winning goal against the Colorado Rapids (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Jack Jewsbury scored in the 93rd minute and the Portland Timbers rallied in stoppage time to beat the Colorado Rapids 2-1 on Saturday night.

Colorado tied it at 1 in the 89th minute on Sam Cronin’s strike from distance. But, after a nice toe poke from Ishmael Yartey in front of goal, Jewsbury slid a ball past goalkeeper Clint Irwin for the winner.

Portland (5-5-4), which has won two straight, snapped a two-game road losing streak and won at Colorado (2-4-7) for the first time in seven matches, going 1-4-2.

Gaston Fernandez scored in the 38th minute to give Portland a 1-0 lead. Maximiliano Urruti used a skilled individual effort to beat three defenders and fed a ball to an open Fernandez, who beat Irwin inside the far post.

Portland goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey recorded his sixth shutout of the season — tying him for second in the MLS — to help the Timbers move from ninth to sixth in the Western Conference.

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