MX23RW : Friday, January 18 08:15:58
Jul 28, 2014 at 1am UK at ​Saputo Stadium
MontrealMontreal Impact
2-3
PortlandPortland Timbers
Romero (13'), Tissot (44')
FT(HT: 2-2)
Urruti (34'), Johnson (40' pen.), Valeri (82')

Result: Diego Valeri strike earns Portland Timbers win

Diego Valeri scores a late goal to fire the Portland Timbers to victory over the Montreal Impact in their MLS clash.

The Portland Timbers have earned a vital 3-2 win in their MLS clash with the Montreal Impact to keep their push for a playoff place alive.

The Timbers started the game strongly and could have taken the lead through Diego Valeri as he lined up a free kick from 25 yards which was deflected and went inches past the post.

However, it was Montreal who took the lead when Justin Mapp raided down the right and squared the ball to Andres Romero. The midfielder took a neat touch past a defender and buried his effort past Donovan Ricketts.

Portland managed to hit back in the 34th minute when Darlington Nagbe threaded a through-ball into the path of Maximiliano Urruti and he turned to poke the ball into the net with the aid of the post.

The visitors were handed the chance to take the lead when Hassoun Camara brought down Valeri in the box and a penalty was awarded. Will Johnson took the spot kick and fired the ball past Bush.

Montreal netted an equaliser just before the break when Maxim Tissot's effort from inside the area managed to beat the outstretched hand of Ricketts to nestle in the bottom corner.

In the second half, both sides had half chances to take the lead as Romero scuffed his shot wide from inside the box, while at the other end Urruti blasted his volley over the bar.

Portland won the game in the 82nd minute when Valeri's curling shot from outside the box crept under Bush and into the net.

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2Atlanta UnitedAtlanta34216770442669
3New York City FCNY City341681059451456
4DC United341491160501051
5Columbus Crew34149114345-251
6Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia34155144950-150
7Montreal ImpactMontreal34144164753-646
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2Seattle SoundersSeattle341851152371559
3Los Angeles FCLos Angeles34169968521657
4Dallas3416995244857
5Portland TimbersPortland35159115450454
6Real Salt LakeSalt Lake34147135558-349
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8Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver34138135467-1347
9Houston DynamoHouston34108165858038
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11Colorado RapidsColorado3487193663-2731
12San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes3449214971-2221

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