SATURDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Portland's United Soccer League team wins its fifth game in a row


PORTLAND 1, Real Monarchs SLC 0

• Portland picked up its fifth United Soccer League victory in a row with the win before 1,548 fans at Providence Park.

Midfielder Dairon Asprilla, a Timbers regular, scored in the 77th minute off an assist from midfielder Renzo Sambrano that Eryk Williamson let go through to Asprilla.

Asprilla missed a first-half penalty kick after Vytas was fouled by Real Monarchs goalkeeper Jake Leeker.

It was Asprilla's second goal of the year for T2.

Portland led 14-12 in shots and 5-3 in shots on goals.

T2 improved to 7-3-2 (23 points) and into second place in the USL Western Conference, while first-place Real Monarchs dropped to 8-2-1 (25). Portland is 4-1-0 in home games, including 3-0-0 at Providence Park.

T2 has a league-high seven shutouts this year. Alex Mangels made two saves in recording his second clean sheet of 2018.

Next for T2 is a road match on June 2 at San Antonio FC.


• Ben Crane, from Beaverton and the University of Oregon, is tied for ninth with one round to go in the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial Country Club.

Cane fired a 2-under 69 on Saturday for a 7-under 203 total.

Justin Rose remained in the lead, shooting 66 for a 196 total. He's four shots ahead of Brooks Koepka and Emiliano Grillo.


• Rookie Wyndham Clark from the Oregon Ducks, a co-leader through 36 holes, had a disastrous, 4-over 76 in the third round of the Nashville (Tennessee) Golf Open

Clark fell into a tie for 21st with an 8-under 208 total that is nine behind Lanto Griffin, who shared the lead with him after Friday's play.

The damage to Clark all came on the front nine, as he opened with a double bogy and had four bogeys for a 6-over 42.


Portland 3, COLORADO 1

• Samuel Armenteros scored two goals in the first half to help the Timbers post their sixth consecutive MLS victory.

Armenteros gave the Timbers a 1-0 lead in the 29th minute (assisted by Sebastian Blanco), then put Portland on top 2-1 in the 37th minute.

Diego Valeri padded the Timbers' lead with a goal in the 56th minute.

Jeff Attinella totaled four saves for the Timbers.

Shots were in favor of Colorado, 15-11. The Rapids, who have lost six games in a row, also led in shots on goal, 6-5.

Portland's MLS record is 6-3-2 (20 points).

The Rapids are tied for last place in the Western Conference at 2-7-2 (8).

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