Timbers beat Whitecaps 1-0 on 66th-minute own goal

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Diego Chara #21 of Portland Timbers (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Portland Timbers beat Vancouver 1-0 on a 66th-minute own goal Friday night, ending the Whitecaps’ franchise-record unbeaten streak at 10 games.

Timbers forward Sebastian Blanco started the deciding play by sending the ball to the side of the goal. Felipe Mora controlled it and sent a shot across the net that went into the goal off Vancouver defender Ranko Veselinovic’s foot.

Portland has won three in a row to move into fifth place in the Western Conference.

Vancouver missed a chance to pass Real Salt Lake for the eighth and last playoff spot in the conference. Vancouver also had won a franchise-record five in a row, the last two since Vanni Santini took over as interim coach after Marc Dos Santos was fired.

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