Chilean striker Felipe Mora scored a ‘double’ and Argentine midfielder Diego Valeri scored a penalty to lead the 3-0 win for the Timbers from Portland to The
Galaxy in the match corresponding to the sixth date of the United States Professional Soccer League (MLS).
After a goalless first half, Mora in the 47th minute of the complementary period opened the scoring with 1-0, which he extended to 60 with another unstoppable shot for the Galaxy goalkeeper, Englishman Jonathan Bond. The dominance of the Timbers was complete and at 69 minutes the veteran Valeri, a specialist in taking penalties, did not miss for what would be the final 3-0. Galaxy defender Daniel Steres knocked down Mexican defender Josecarlos Van Rankin in the area and the referee did not hesitate to point out the maximum penalty.
Again, the Galaxy defense confirmed that it is one of the worst in MLS, and this time the top scorer of the tournament, Mexican striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández was not able to overcome the good marking to which he was subjected by the Timbers defenders .
The 44th minute expulsion of Irish central defender Derrick Williams, who committed a hard tackle to Peruvian striker Andy Polo, did not favor the Galaxy, and match referee Alan Kelly did not hesitate to show the European player the red card.
The victory was the third for the Timbers, who also have three defeats so far this season and with nine points occupy sixth place in the Western Conference, where the Galaxy has a 4-0-2 record and 12 points that it they keep in second place.
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