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Donovan Ricketts

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Valeri Scores In 13th To Lift Timbers Past Rapids

Diego Valeri scored in the 13th minute and Donovan Ricketts earned his 10th shutout of the season, leading the Portland Timbers to a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Friday night.

09/21/2013

Sal Zizzo of the Portland Timbers controls the ball between Martin Rivero #10 and Tony Cascio #32 of the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Sept. 5, 2012 in Commerce City, Colo. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Akpan, Cascio Score To Lead Rapids Over Timbers

With Conor Casey nursing an injury and Omar Cummings off serving with the Jamaica national team, the struggling Colorado Rapids needed some offense. Andre Akpan and Tony Cascio, two of their younger players, provided all they needed.

09/06/2012

Rodney Wallace of Portland Timbers tackles Marvell Wynne #22 of Colorado Rapids on Aug. 31, 2012, at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Ore. (Photo by Tom Hauck/Getty Images)

Dike’s Goal Lifts Timbers In 1-0 Win Over Rapids

Bright Dike 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.

09/01/2012