04/20 20:41 CDT Timbers snap 5-game skid, beat Crew 3-1
Timbers snap 5-game skid, beat Crew 3-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) --- Larrys Mabiala and Jeremy Ebobisse scored in the first
half and the Portland Timbers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 3-1
victory over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night.
Mabiala headed home Diego Valeri's free kick to open the scoring for the
Timbers (1-5-1) in the 31st minute. Crew goalkeeper Zack Steffen got his hands
on the shot but not enough to deny the goal.
Ebobisse doubled Portland's lead four minutes later, finding an open space at
the top of the 6-yard box to finish Sebastin Blanco's cross.
Jorge Moreira capped the scoring in second-half stoppage time with a
right-footed shot from close range for the Timbers.
Pedro Santos pulled the Crew (4-3-1) to 2-1 in the 69th minute with a chip shot
to capitalize on a failed clearance attempt by goalkeeper Jeff Attinella.