Timbers Beat Whitecaps 4-2 in Cascadia Cup Rivalry
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Diego Valeri scored on a penalty kick in the opening minutes and the Portland Timbers rolled to a 4-2 victory over Cascadia Cup rivals the Vancouver Whitecaps Sunday.
Jack McInerney, Dairon Asprilla and Darlington Nagbe also scored to help the Timbers snap a three-game losing streak.
Kekuta Manneh and Pedro Morales scored for Vancouver. The Whitecaps had won three straight.
The match was part of Major League Soccer's Rivalry Week, but the rivalry between the Timbers and the Whitecaps stretches back to 1975 when both teams were part of the NASL — long before either team joined MLS.
Fans of the two teams, along with supporters of the Seattle Sounders, created the Cascadia Cup in 2004 for the winner of the three-way contest between the teams, based on points. The Sounders are the reigning Cascadia Cup champions.