The Associated Press
Jun. 29, 2015
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Fanendo Adi scored twice in a 3-minute span in the second half to helpo the Portland Timbers beat the Seattle Sounders 4-1 on Sunday.
Adi made it 2-1 in the 74th minute. Darlington Nagbe shrugged off a defender to carry the ball toward the goal and passed to Adi near the penalty spot. The forward sent a one-time shot curling past diving goalkeeper Stefan Frei and into the upper right corner.
Two minutes later, Adi struck again. He dribbled into the Seattle box and ripped a low shot past Frei for his eighth goal of the season. It was his seventh multi-goal game since joining Portland in May 2014.
Nagbe opened the scoring for Portland (8-6-4) in the 12th minute with his first goal of the season. He ran onto a pass from Diego Valeri, dribbled a few strides, and blasted a 25-yarder inside the left post.
Seattle (9-7-2) tied in the 38th minute, with Lamar Neagle volleying a side-footed shot past goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey for his fourth goal of the season.
Rodney Wallace capped the scoring in second-half stoppage time. He took a pass from Maximiliano Urruti near the top of the box and placed a shot into the upper left corner for his first goal of the season.
RED BULLS 3, NEW YORK CITY FC 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Bradley Wright-Phillips started the comeback with an early second-half goal, and the New York Red Bulls stormed past New York City FC.
Last year's Golden Boot winner made it 1-all in the 47th minute, ending his six-game scoreless drought with a left-footed volley.
Chris Duvall added another for the Red Bulls (6-5-5) in the 52nd minute and Matt Miazga capped the scoring with a header in the 73rd — each their first career MLS goals.
Thomas McNamara gave expansion NYCFC (4-8-5) the lead in the sixth minute, setting up his own half-volley with a chest trap off Andrew Jacobson's header.