Olum helps Timbers to back to back league wins
Kenyan defender Lawrence Olum marked a full time appearance as Portland Timbers beat Colorado Rapids 2-1 in Wednesday MLS encounter.
Goals from In-form Diego Valeri and a Darlington Nagbe's wonder strike in space of three minutes saw the host pacing to a comfortable lead 26 minute in.
Mohammed Saeid pulled a goal back two minutes later but it only counted for a just a consolation with neither of the side able to extend their lead in the second half.
The win marked a second straight win for Timbers and their third in four games.
PORTLAND: GK Attinella, D Valentin, L Olum, D Miller, D Vytas, M Guzmán, M Chara, M Blanco (Powell, 90), M Valeri ©, M Nagbe (Asprilla, 79), F Mattocks (Ebobisse, 68)
Substitutes Not Used: GK McIntosh, D/M Okugo, M Zemanski, M Arboleda.
RAPIDS: GK Howard, D da Fonte, D Ford, D Miller, D Williams, M Saeid, M Azira, M Gil, F Serna (Hairston, 56), F Doyle (Gordon, 66), F Gatt (Badji, 62)