In-form MLS striker Kei Kamara and Cristian Techera scored as the Vancouver Whitecaps beat Portland Timbers’ 2-1 on Saturday evening at Providence Park.
The result ended the Timbers’ 15-match undefeated streak in a classic Cascadia thriller.
Kamara’s goal ties him with Jason Kreis for sixth all-time in MLS history with 108 regular season goals, while Techera’s tally came in his 100th MLS match, including playoffs.
The Whitecaps’ opener came in the 14th minute from a set piece. Kendall Waston delivering a precise pass to Kei Kamara, who headed past a hard-charging (into no man’s land) Jeff Attinella, and into an empty net.
.The header was the Sierra Leone international 10th MLS regular season goal of the season and 108th of his career.
Diego Valeri scored a 71st minutes penalty for the home side in Portland’s comeback effort, but his penalty kick miss in the first half proved costly for the Timbers.
After Wednesday’s cup finale, Whitecaps FC will be back home on Saturday, August 18 when they host New York Red Bulls at BC Place in MLS play.
14′ – VAN – Kei Kamara | WATCH
43′ – VAN – Cristian Techera | WATCH
71′ – POR – Diego Valeri (PK) | WATCH
Heart. Soul. Passion.
— Vancouver Whitecaps (@WhitecapsFC) August 12, 2018
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