MLS News: MLS: Resurgent Timbers win again, Union pops skid

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The Portland Timbers extended their unbeaten streak to five MLS games after beating Los Angeles FC 2-1 on Sunday.

The resurrected Timbers continued their run thanks to goals from Dairon Asprilla and George Fochive at Providence Park.

Asprilla opened the scoring at home against LAFC: the Timbers striker scored in the 21st minute, although the visitors responded six minutes later from a Cristian Arango penalty.

But the Timbers came out triumphant thanks to Fochive’s winning header with 22 minutes left in Portland.

The Timbers are fifth in the Western Conference, nine points behind leaders Sporting Kansas City, while LAFC are eighth and one point out of the playoffs.

Elsewhere, Philadelphia Union returned to victory by defeating Orlando City 3-1 to return to playoff positions.

The Union were three games without a win in MLS ahead of the competition, however, Kacper Przybylko’s brace ensured that Philadelphia – eliminated in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions League – broke.

After Philadelphia’s Kai Wagner and Orlando’s Ruan swapped goals, Przybylko lifted the Union with a brace in the second half.

Orlando ended the game with 10 men after Antonio Carlos was sent off in the 88th minute.

Montreal – fifth in the Eastern Conference – scored Chicago Fire 2-0 and Vancouver Whitecaps drew 1-1 at the Colorado Rapids.

Meanwhile, Dallas and head coach Luchi Gonzalez split amid their four-game winless streak that left the team in 11th place in the west and seven points off the pace.

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