Mora's brace helps Timbers down Galaxy 3-0

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Felipe Mora scored a pair of second-half goals and the Portland Timbers defeated the LA Galaxy 3-0 on Saturday.

It was the second loss of the season for the Galaxy, who were off to a hot start in the league with four wins in their first five games. But the team was playing a man down against Portland after Derrick Williams was sent off with a red card late in the first half.

The Timbers, winners of two straight, managed to fend off the league's top scorer, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, who has seven goals for the Galaxy this season.

Diego Valeri started after coming off the bench in the previous game and scored on a penalty kick in the 69th minute. The Timbers were still missing Diego Chara and Larrys Mabiala because of injuries.

Timbers goalkeeper Logan Ketterer made his second start for Portland after being acquired from El Paso in the USL Championship.

The Timbers looked to score early on Yimmi Chara's attempt in the 10th minute but Portland was offside. Claudio Bravo had another good chance in the 31st but his blast was wide left.

Williams was sent off with a red card late in the first half after a dangerous tackle of Portland's Andy Polo, who had to be helped off the field. That gave the Timbers a man advantage for the rest of the match.

Just moments before, Williams had collided with his own goalkeeper and was checked for a concussion.

Portland went ahead in the 47th minute on Mora's header off a cross from Josecarlos Van Rankin. Mora added a second goal in the 60th minute.

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Anne M. Peterson, The Associated Press