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Timbers Steal Win Over LAFC in Stoppage Time

Felipe Mora celebrates after tying the game with a penalty kick deep into stoppage time (AP Images)

The Portland Timbers didn’t score for 90 minutes straight on Wednesday night, but they found a way to steal a 2-1 win over LAFC in stoppage time at Providence Park.

Diego Valeri got things started right with a quick strike 80 seconds into the match:

After that, the two teams played a fairly even match. LAFC scored an equalizer midway through the first half, but only led in possession 53-47 percent. With a minute remaining in stoppage time, it looked like the two teams were headed to a draw until Sebastian Blanco found Felipe Mora for a phenomenal header:

Up next for the Timbers, they take on Minnesota United FC from Minneapolis on Saturday.


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