PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marvin Loria and Jeremy Ebobisse each scored second-half goals to give the Portland Timbers a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps in a rainy Cascadia Cup rivalry match on Saturday night.
Sebastian Blanco also scored for the Timbers, who were playing the first of a 10-match homestand at Providence Park. Portland (10-9-4) extended its unbeaten streak at home to six games.
“Overall we managed the game really well,” Portland captain Diego Valeri said. “In the end, collectively, a strong performance.”
The Cascadia Cup, created by supporters of the Timbers, Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders, is awarded to the winner of the head-to-head competition between the three teams each season, based on points.
The Whitecaps, who beat Cincinnati 2-1 on the road last weekend, were undefeated in their last two matches after a five-game losing streak. Vancouver (5-12-9) has won just twice on the road this season.
“I think today we did enough offensively on the road to get goals,” Vancouver coach Marc Dos Santos said. “We scored one, we…