Major League Soccer

 Full TimeRSNW/WPHL
PhiladelphiaPHI
1
 
3
PortlandPOR
 0-1B. Fernández  31'
 0-2B. Fernández  36'
K. Przybylko  47' 1-2 
 1-3D. Valeri  87'
PORB. Fernández  31' 0-1
PORB. Fernández  36' 0-2
PHIK. Przybylko  47' 1-2
PORD. Valeri  87' 1-3
HT: 0-2
Talen Energy Stadium (Attendance: 18,474)
Referee: Drew Fischer
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Timbers cap 12-game trip with 3-1 win over Union

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) Brian Fernandez scored twice and the Portland Timbers beat Philadelphia 3-1 on Saturday night to knock the Union from the top spot in the Eastern Conference standings.

The game ended Portland's 12-game, season-opening trip because of stadium renovations. The Timbers will return home Saturday to re-open Providence Park against Los Angeles FC.

Fernandez gave the Timbers a 2-0 lead with goals in the 31st and 36th minutes. Fernandez opened the scoring with a header to finish Andy Polo's pinpoint cross, then finished a counterattack highlighted by unselfish passes late in the charge by Diego Valeri and Diego Chara. Fernandez has three goals in his first two games after signing as a Designated Player on May 6 for Portland (4-6-2).

Kacper Przybylkos slotted home an awkward finish in the 47th minute for the Union (7-4-3) that bounced off the post and curved over the goal line with the ball's heavy spin. Valeri capped the scoring for Portland in the 87th minute with a low hard shot from long distance.

The loss ended the Union's six-game unbeaten streak.

Updated May 25, 2019

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