Portland scores three times in final 10 minutes in rout of Toronto
The Associated Press
Latest from the Sounders FC blog
PORTLAND – Kalif Alhassan opened the scoring in first-half stoppage time, Portland added three goals in the last 10 minutes, and backup goalkeeper Milos Kocic stepped in to earn the shutout as the Timbers beat Toronto FC 4-0 on Saturday night.
Rodney Wallace, Will Johnson and Diego Valeri all scored in the late flurry to help Portland (10-5-12) remain tied with Colorado for fourth place in the Western Conference.
The loss kept Toronto (4-13-10) 17 points out of a playoff spot.
Alhassan scored after a free kick from the left wing bounced to him at the top of the box. He chested the ball down and sent a shot into the upper corner of the net.
At Sporting K.C. 3, Crew 0
Claudio Bieler converted a penalty kick in the first half for his first goal in nearly two months, leading Kansas City over Columbus.
Rapids 1, at Galaxy 0
Edson Buddle scored in the 75th minute to lead Colorado past short-handed Los Angeles.
At FC Dallas 3, Whitecaps 1
Mauro Diaz and Jair Benitez scored in the final five minutes to lift FC Dallas past Vancouver.
World Cup qualifying
U.S. men’s national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann added four players to his roster Tuesday’s game against Mexico — midfielder Joe Corona, Houston midfielder Brad Davis, San Jose defender Clarence Goodso n and midfielder Jose Torres.
The U.S. will be without starters Jozy Altidore, Geoff Cameron and Matt Besler due to yellow-card accumulation, and Michael Bradley was ruled out with a sprained left ankle.