Posted September 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Sal Zizzo
Bright **** scored just before halftime and the Portland Timbers beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 Friday night to get consecutive wins for the first time this season. **** broke free, took a beautiful cross from Sal Zizzo and blasted the ball into the net in the 45th minute. ****, making his third consecutive start after spending part of the season on loan to the Los Angeles Blues of USL Pro, celebrated his goal with handspring-flip combination. The Timbers (7-13-6) moved out of the Western Conference basement with the win, moving one point ahead of Colorado for eighth place. The Rapids (8-17-2) lost their fourth straight and set a franchise record with an eighth-straight road loss. Colorado is 1-9-1 since beating Portland 3-0 on June 30.
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