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Timbers hand Dynamo first loss of season

The Dynamo now sit at 1-1 on the season.
Credit: AP
Portland Timbers midfielder Blake Bodily, back right, watches his shot as Houston Dynamo goalie Marko Maric reaches for it during an MLS soccer match Saturday, April 24, 2021, in Portland, Ore. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Dairon Asprilla and Cristhian Paredes scored and the Portland Timbers beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1 for their first victory of the season.

Asprilla scored in the sixth minute to give the Timbers the lead, celebrating with a cartwheel and a backflip.

Houston equalized with an own goal in the 27th minute when Peredes tried to deflect a pass from Tyler Pasher.

Paredes broke the stalemate with a goal for the Timbers off a pass from Mora in the 73rd minute.