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Portland Timbers tie franchise scoring record in 4th consecutive win

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There's something about playing in California for the Portland Timbers that brings out the best in them.

Last month, the Timbers scored a franchise record 6 goals against the San Jose Earthquakes and equalled that total Wednesday. 

Portland (8-4-3) scored six goals Wednesday evening in a 6-3 victory over the LA Galaxy (4-8-3) to reclaim second place in the Western Conference. 

It was the Timbers fourth consecutive victory and fifth match in a row leaving with at least one point. 

It didn't take long for the Timbers to get on the board with Felipe Mora scoring in the 14th minute.

Then in the 23rd minute, Jeremy Ebobisse took his first free kick shot attempt of his career. The result was a rocket to the top left corner of the goal.

The Timbers would concede one goal before halftime to enter the locker room, 2-1. 

Valeri was not a fan of that one-goal advantage, scoring quickly into the second half to make the score 3-1 in the 47th minute.

After another Galaxy goal to get within a goal again, Felipe Mora would score his second of the contest in the 60th minute to reattain the two-goal lead. 

Not content with a two-goal advantage, Larrys Mabiala headed in the Timbers fifth goal of the contest shortly after.

Then to tie the franchise record, Ebobisse earned his brace off a pass from Eryk Williamson, his second regular-season brace of his career. Last time it happened was in a 2-2 draw against the New England Revolution on September 25, 2019.

 

Next, the Timbers will host the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. PT.