Mar 22, 2014 at 10pm UK at ​Dick's Sporting Goods Park
ColoradoColorado Rapids
2-0
PortlandPortland Timbers
Sanchez (73' pen.), Brown (75')
Powers (63'), Mari (84')
Mari (90')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Weber (74')
Ricketts (71')

Result: Colorado Rapids edge out Portland Timbers

Colorado Rapids beat Portland Timbers in a dramatic finish to their MLS clash as both sides have a player sent off.

Colorado Rapids have registered a win against 10-man Portland Timbers in the MLS, thanks to two goals in as many second-half minutes.

With 19 minutes remaining, the visitors seemed set to leave Dick's Sporting Goods Park with a draw, but their hopes were dashed when Donovan Ricketts brought down Deshorn Brown in the area, a challenge for which he earned a red card.

Vicente Sanchez #7 of Colorado Rapids scores on a penalty kick against goalkeeper Andrew Weber in the 73rd minute at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on March 22, 2014© Getty Images

Vicente Sanchez converted the spot kick to give the Rapids a vital lead that they soon increased.

It came from a penalty moments later as Sanchez was brought down by substitute Andrew Weber and Brown was given the chance to seal the points from 12 yards out.

However, he saw his spot kick saved by Michael Harrington only for the forward to react first to the rebound and rifle home from close range.

The Rapids did have Jose Mari sent off in injury time for a second bookable offence, but the home side were able to hold on for for their first win of the season.

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