Samuel Armenteros is unlikely to forget his two most recent matches any time soon.
The Portland Timbers forward followed up his late game winner last week by netting a brace in the first half, leading the Timbers to a 3-2 win over the slumping Colorado Rapids for Portland's sixth straight win.
Diego Valeri added his fifth goal of the season in the 56th minute after an accidental giveaway led to a counter led by the Timbers' Sebastian Blanco, who crossed wide to Valeri for Blanco's third assist of the match.
Timbers' defender Julio Cascante back-footed Edgar Castillo's cross into the net in the first half for the Rapids' first goal. Colorado has lost six straight.
The Rapids' Yannick Boli had a goal disallowed on video review in the final minutes, then put away a penalty on the final play before the final whistle.
- '29 – POR – Samuel Armenteros
- '31 – COL – Julio Cascante (OG)
- '37 – POR – Samuel Armenteros
- '56 – POR – Diego Valeri
- '90+9' – COL – Yannick Boli (PK)
- COL: Friday, June 1 vs Vancouver (7:00 PM MT)
- POR: Saturday, June 2 vs LA Galaxy (3:00 PM MT)