Major League Soccer

Keane, Zardes lift Galaxy past Timbers

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Robbie Keane and Gyasi Zardes scored in the opening 11 minutes and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Portland 2-1 on Saturday to snap the Timbers' nine-game undefeated streak.

Zarek Valentin scored for the Timbers, who were stung when they lost veteran defender Nat Borchers to what appeared to be a left ankle injury late in the first half. Borchers was a key piece to the Timbers' team that won the MLS Cup last season.

It was the Galaxy's fourth straight victory in Major League Soccer play, and fifth overall. Los Angeles is third in the Western Conference, while Portland is in sixth.

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