PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Maximiliano Urruti scored his first Major League Soccer goal to give the Portland Timbers a 1-0 rain-drenched victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday.
Urruti was acquired by the Timbers this month from Toronto FC, which had signed him in August from Argentina's top division Newell's Old Boys. His goal was a deftly executed flick in the 52nd minute that fooled Los Angeles goalkeeper Jaime Penedo.
The victory solidified Portland's hold on the third spot in the MLS standings with a 12-5-13 record and four matches to go. Portland is undefeated in its last four matches as it continues its bid for its first postseason appearance since joining MLS in 2011.
Los Angeles (13-11-6), the two-time defending MLS champion, remained in fourth place with the loss. The Galaxy are winless in their last four matches.