COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) Vicente Sanchez and Deshorn Brown scored on penalty kicks two minutes apart in the second half to lead the Colorado Rapids to a 2-0 win over the Portland Timbers on Saturday.
Sanchez scored his second penalty kick in as many games in the 73rd minute and Brown got his in the 75th for Colorado (1-0-1).
Portland (0-1-2) has never beaten the Rapids in Colorado, going 0-3-1 in their road games with Colorado.
Portland goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts earned a red card when he made contact with Brown while trying to contest him for the ball.
Ricketts left the game with a leg injury and was replaced by Andrew Weber. Sanchez faked Weber into the left post before punching the ball into the center of the net.
Weber hauled down Sanchez moments later. Brown's penalty kick was stopped by Weber, but Brown converted on the rebound.