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Timbers beat Whitecaps 3-0
Portland Timbers' Fanendo Adi, bottom, of Nigeria, reacts as Vancouver Whitecaps' Kendall Watson, of Costa Rica, collides with him after jumping for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)
August 31, 2014, 1:06 am

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Alvas Powell, Maximiliano Urruti and Rodney Wallace scored in the second half in the Portland Timbers' 3-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night.

Portland (8-8-10) moved into fifth place in the Western Conference, a point ahead of Vancouver (7-6-12). The top five will earn playoff spots.

Powell opened the scoring in the 51st minute. Diego Valeri threaded a ball into the box and the unmarked Powell headed it past goalkeeper David Ousted.

Urruti, a second-half substitute, scored in the 75th, taking a pass from Michael Harrington and blasting a shot that hit the crossbar and fell into the net behind Ousted.

Wallace made it 3-0 in the 79th, slipping behind the defense and converting a pass from Darlington Nagbe.

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