England Championship

Red Bulls snap 3-game losing streak with 2-0 win at Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Kyle Duncan scored his first MLS goal in the opening minutes and Daniel Royer added a penalty kick in stoppage time to give the New York Red Bulls a 2-0 victory over the Portland Timbers on Wednesday night.

The Red Bulls (13-13-5), jockeying for home-field advantage in the playoffs with three games remaining, snapped a three-game losing streak.

"I think there was a sense of urgency, and we felt we had that last game, too, and you can throw the one in before that. Look, it's always tricky when you lose, because it puts you to the test," Red Bulls coach Chris Armas said. "But we've talked a lot around here about being big in tough moments, and standing tall, keeping your head up and sticking together."