KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Diego Rubio scored two objectives and Tim Melia had his 10th shutout of the season to assist Sporting Kansas Metropolis beat the Portland Timbers 3-Zero on Saturday night time.
Sporting (12-6-6) received its third straight to maneuver right into a tie atop the Western Convention standings with FC Dallas – which performed Minnesota United later Saturday night time.
Rubio rifled a shot from the highest of the field simply contained in the close to publish to open the scoring within the 28th minute after which made it 2-Zero when he put away a cross by Daniel Salloi within the 37th.
Johnny Russell capped the scoring within the 89th minute. He tapped it to Roger Espinoza close to the penalty arc, who led Russell towards the spot for the left-footed end.
Portland (10-6-7) has misplaced three in a row. The Timbers had only one shot within the first half and had been outshot 25-7 total.