Timbers beat Dynamo 2-1 for first victory of season


Portland pushes ahead in 73rd minute

PORTLAND, OREGON – APRIL 24: Bill Tuiloma #25 of Portland Timbers heads the ball away from Carlos Darwin Quintero #23 of Houston Dynamo as Jose van Rankin #2 of Portland Timbers close in during the second half of the match at Providence Park on April 24, 2021 in Portland, Oregon. The Timbers won -2-1. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dairon Asprilla and Cristhian Paredes scored and the Portland Timbers beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1 for their first victory of the season.

Asprilla scored in the sixth minute to give the Timbers the lead, celebrating with a cartwheel and a backflip.

Houston equalized with an own goal in the 27th minute when Peredes tried to deflect a pass from Tyler Pasher.

Paredes broke the stalemate with a goal for the Timbers off a pass from Mora in the 73rd minute.

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