PORTLAND, Ore. — Fanendo Adi scored two late goals, and the Portland Timbers beat the New England Revolution 2-0 on Saturday night for their first three-game winning streak since joining MLS in 2011.
Adi scored a header off of Jorge Villafana’s free kick in the 86th minute, then stretched to knock Alvas Powell’s cross past goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth three minutes later to seal the victory.
Portland (6-5-4) moved into fourth place in the Western Conference. New England (5-4-6) is winless in its last six games. The Revolution are second in the Eastern Conference.
New England frustrated Portland for much of the night, with Bobby Shuttleworth making some outstanding saves. The best came in the 74th minute, when Adi’s header found Maximilliano Urruti for a driving header, but Shuttleworth dove to punch the ball clear. Shuttleworth finished with three saves.
Portland’s Adam Kwarasey had a much quieter night for his sixth shutout. New England’s best opportunity came in the first half, courtesy of Kelyn Rowe. A shot by the midfielder crossed up the Timbers goalkeeper, who tried to grab the shot, but saw the ball bounce off his hands and spin out for a corner kick.
The Timbers lost Dairon Asprilla to an apparent leg injury in the 65th minute, with the midfielder taken off on a stretcher.
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