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Timbers score early for 1-0 win over Nashville SC

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Diego Valeri scored an early goal and the Portland Timbers beat expansion Nashville SC 1-0 on Sunday.

Valeri scored in the 12th minute, with a volley to the far corner off a header from Andy Polo.

Valeri said afterward he wasn't quite sure the goal was onside. But the flag never went up. (MORE)

Portland Leaders
G: D. Valeri2
Ast: A. Polo1
PKG: D. Valeri1
YC: D. Chara2
RC: None 
GAA: S. Clark1.50
CS: S. Clark1
Portland Team Stats (Rank)
Goals: 2 (18)
Goals Allowed: 3 (14)
Penalty Kick Goals: 1 (2)
Shots: 17 (25)
Shots on Goal: 5 (25)
Yellow Cards: 6 (25)
Red Cards: 0 (17)
Results
DateOppFinal
3/1POR-MINL 1-3
3/8POR-NSHW 1-0
Transfers
DatePlayerFromToType
1/2Y. CharaAMGPORTransfer
Injuries
DatePlayerStatus
No recent injuries

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