Minnesota gets late goal to beat Portland 1-0
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Bongokuhle Hlongwane scored late in stoppage time to give Minnesota United a 1-0 victory over the Portland Timbers on Saturday night. Minnesota goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair made four saves in the victory, including a dangerous header from defender Zac McGraw in the 89th minute. The loss snapped a four-match undefeated run for Portland. Minnesota midfielder Emanuel Reynoso was not with the team, although he was cleared by the league to return after an extended absence.
Vite, own-goal lead Whitecaps to 2-0 victory over Sounders
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Pedro Vite scored just before halftime and the Vancouver Whitecaps used an own-goal by Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei in the second half to post a 2-0 victory over the Sounders. Vite’s second netter of the season was unassisted, coming in the 44th minute to give Vancouver (4-4-6) a 1-0 lead. Frei’s own-goal came in the 58th minute and completed the scoring. The Whitecaps beat Seattle (7-5-2) for a second straight time at home after ending a 15-match winless streak with a 2-1 victory last September.