CCL: Valeri rescues Timbers, Red Bulls romp

Diego Valeri scored in the 90th minute to rescue the Portland Timbers and give them a 2-1 victory over CD Dragon of El Salvador in their opening game of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League in front of 16,268 fans.

Kenroy Howell stunned the Portland crowd, evening the score in the 76th minute, but Valeri won the game when he headed a Lucas Melano pass off the crossbar and scored on his own rebound.

Aug. 3 in Portland
Portland Timbers 2 Dragon 1. Goals: McInerney 21, Valeri 90; Howell 76.
Portland Timbers -- Gleeson, Powell, Taylor, Okugo, Vytas, Valeri, Chara, Jewsbury, Grabavoy (Nagbe, 66), Adi, McInerney (Melano, 73).
Dragon -- Hernandez, Osorio, Monteagudo, Lizama (Posadas, 85), Gonzalez, Jack, Hernandez, Bely, Polio (Cruz, 63), Valencia, Howell (Lopez, 80).
Att.: 16,268.

The New York Red Bulls eased past Guatemala's Antigua, 3-0, in a match that saw them play a club record five Homegrown players, including Alex Muyl, who scored the second goal. Muyl, the only rookie who started, was also involved the first goal, an own goal on a shot he took that deflected off of defender Fabian Castillo.

Aug. 3 in Harrison, N.J.
NY Red Bulls 3 Antigua 0. Goals: own goal 16, Muyl 62, Kljestan 79.
NY Red Bulls -- Meara; Lawrence (Lade 63), Collin, Perrinelle, Duvall, Adams (Kljestan 78), Davis, Felipe, Muyl, Veron, S.Wright-Phillips (Etienne 69).
Antigua -- Alvarez; Gonzalez, Pinto, Miranda (Thompson 64), Russell (Archila 78), Herrera, Galindo, Betancourt, Pena, Castillo (Herrarte 56), Acosta.
Red Card: Antigua -- Betancourt 26.
Att.: 4,958

Week 1, Results:

Central FC (TRI) 0 Vancouver Whitecaps 1
Pachuca (MEX) 1 Olimpia (HON) 0
W Connection (TRI) 2 UNAM (MEX) 4
NY Red Bulls 3 Antigua (GUA) 0
Portland Timbers 2 Dragon (SLV) 1
Don Bosco (HAI) 0 Monterrey (MEX) 3

Week 1, Schedule:
FC Dallas vs. Real Esteli (NCA), 8 pm UDN
Plaza Amador (PAN) Herediano (CRC), 10 pm UDN
Note: All times ET.

Week 2, Schedule:
Central FC (TRI) vs. Sporting KC
Alianza FC (SLV) vs. NY Red Bulls
Olimpia (HON) vs. Police United (BLZ)
Monterrey (MEX) vs. Arabe Unido (PAN)
Herediano (CRC) vs. Tigres (MEX)
Suchitepequez (GUA) vs. Real Esteli (NCA)
UNAM (MEX) vs. Honduras Progreso (HON)
Saprissa (CRC) vs. Dragon (SLV)
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