MLS Camp Chatter: Timbers impress in rain

The Portland Timbers closed out their preseason tournament with a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps in front of 10,286 rain-drenched fans at Providence Park, the only match out of six that did not end in a tie.

Diego Valeri and Fanendo Adi scored goals, both set up by Vytas crosses. The Timbers put on a polished performance, outshooting the 'Caps, 16-2.

Portland got scares as Valeri, Adi and new Costa Rican signing David Guzman all went down, but only Valeri had to leave the game and was believed to fine.

Johan Venegas scored in stoppage time to give Manchester United a 3-3 tie with Real Salt Lake in the first game in Portland.

DESERT DIAMOND CUP. A Dillon Powers penalty kick -- awarded through Video Assistant Referee technology -- in the 91st minute gave the Colorado Rapids a dramatic 1-1 tie with Sporting KC in Tucson.

-- Erick Torres scored his fifth goal of the preseason and Alberth Elis scored his second as the Houston Dynamo opened Desert Diamond Cup tournament with a 2-0 win over New England Revolution

-- In the third game, Sacha Kljestan scored both goals to give the New York Red Bulls a 2-0 win over New York City FC.

Elsewhere ...

Former Real Salt Lake forward Devon Sandoval scored to give the NASL San Francisco Deltas a 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes ... The Chicago Fire jumped out to a 3-0 lead after 18 minutes and went on to beat the Montreal Impact, 4-1.

Week 4 Results:
Desert Diamond Cup (in Tucson, Ariz.):
Colorado Rapids 1 Sporting KC 1
Houston Dynamo 2 New England Revolution 0
NY Red Bulls 2 New York City 0
Portland Tournament:
Minn. United 3 Real Salt Lake 3
Portland Timbers 2 Vancouver Whitecaps 1
Chicago Fire 4 Montreal Impact 1
Estudiantes (Argentina) 1 FC Dallas 1
Orlando City 3 Philadelphia Union 3
San Jose Earthquakes 0 San Francisco Seals 1
Toronto FC 6 Miami FC 1

Lanus (Argentina) 1 FC Dallas 1

Week 4 Schedule:
UCF vs. Toronto FC (4 pm)

Carolina Challenge Cup (in Charleston, S.C.):
Charleston Battery vs. Columbus Crew (4:30 pm)
Atlanta United vs. Seattle Sounders (7 pm)
Desert Diamond Cup (in Tucson, Ariz.):
New England Revolution vs. Colorado Rapids (3 pm)
New York Red Bulls vs. Sporting KC (5:30 pm)
New York City vs. Houston Dynamo (8 pm)
Rowdies Suncoast Invitational (in St. Petersburg, Fla.):
Montreal Impact vs. D.C. United (5 pm)
Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Philadelphia Union (7:30 pm)
LA Galaxy vs. Alashkert (Armenia) in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Reno 1868 vs. San Jose Earthquakes (3:30 pm)

Chicago Fire vs. Miami FC in Bradenton, Fla.
FC Dallas vs. SMU
Orlando City vs. Toronto FC (3 pm)
2 comments about "MLS Camp Chatter: Timbers impress in rain".
  1. R2 Dad, February 15, 2017 at 8:17 p.m.

    Deltas are not Seals:

  2. Glenn Maddock replied, February 17, 2017 at 1:36 a.m.

    I loved the Seals! Bring back the Seals!

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