- Associated Press - Saturday, June 3, 2017

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) - Diego Valeri scored two goals to give the Portland Timbers a 2-0 victory over the short-handed San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer on Friday.

Valeri opened the scoring in the 50th minute, knocking a pass from Zarek Valentin toward Fanendo Adi with his chest, then continuing his run. Instead of playing the ball, Adi stepped to the side and let Valeri run onto his own pass, where he slid an 18-yard shot past San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham and off the inside of the post.

The Timbers sealed the win in the last minute of stoppage time. A short-range shot from Adi hit the post, but bounced right to Valeri, who slid to knock the ball into an open net for his team-leading 8th goal of the season.

Portland ended a five-game winless streak and got a measure of revenge after a 3-0 loss in San Jose in the teams’ last meeting last month.


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