Timbers unbeaten streak reaches 15 games

first_img PORTLAND — A strong second-half team through the first half of their season, the Portland Timbers didn’t wait for their halftime break to put it to the Colorado Rapids.Frederic Piquionne and Will Johnson scored first-half goals on Sunday, and the Timbers reached the halfway point of their Major League Soccer schedule with a 3-0 win at Jeld-Wen Field that has them sharing first place in the Western Conference.Ryan Johnson added a late goal and Rodney Wallace had three assists in his return from the Costa Rica national team, thrilling the crowd of 20,674.Portland’s MLS unbeaten string has reached 15 games, and the Timbers record of seven wins, nine ties and one loss has them tied with Real Salt Lake at 30 points atop the conference standings. It was the sixth consecutive home shutout in league play for the Timbers.“What’s scary about this team is we’re just scratching the surface of the team we can be,” Timbers coach Caleb Porter said. “A lot of things today, even though it was 3-0, we can be better (at).” Portland Timbers Frederic Piquionne is congratulated by teammates after scoring the game’s first goal.last_img read more