MLS round-up: Portland Timbers end five-game losing streak
There were also wins for New England Revolution and San Jose Earthquakes
Last Updated: 21/04/19 9:25am
First-half goals from Larrys Mabiala and Jeremy Ebobisse helped the Portland Timbers end a five-game losing streak with a 3-1 win at Columbus Crew.
Mabiala headed home Diego Valeri's free-kick to open the scoring in the 31st minute before Ebobisse doubled Portland's lead four minutes later, finding space in the box to convert Sebastin Blanco's cross.
Columbus were gifted a lifeline in the 69th minute when Jeff Attinella's goalkeeping error allowed Pedro Santos to make it 2-1.
However, Jorge Moreira rounded off the scoring in stoppage time with a right-footed shot from close range for the Timbers.
Meanwhile, Cristian Penilla 73rd-minute strike saw the New England Revolution beat the New York Red Bulls 1-0.
Penilla ran onto a perfectly-weighted ball from Juan Fernando Caicedo to slot past goalkeeper Luis Robles from a narrow angle for the winner.
The result is the first clean sheet of the season for New England and keeps them in reach of the Eastern Conference playoff spots, while the Red Bulls are winless in the last five.
Elsewhere, Danny Hoesen scored twice in the first 12 minutes as San Jose Earthquakes beat Sporting Kansas City 4-1.
Hoesen opened the scoring in the sixth minute, slotting home from close range after Anbal Godoy's long ball upfield.
And six minutes later, Hoesen again broke free from Jackson Yueill's pass to double the advantage before Shea Salinas' curling chip shot made it 3-0.
Magnus Eriksson added a fourth goal in the 61st minute after his pass was deflected back at him by a Sporting KC defender, with Felipe Gutirrez converting a consolation penalty for Sporting five minutes later.