Sporting Kansas City's perfect run is over.
Right back Chance Myers inadvertently headed a Kris Boyd cross into his own net in the 41st minute to account for the only goal, as the Portland Timbers dealt Sporting KC their first loss of the season, a 1-0 decision at Jeld-Wen Field.
Portland's defense held tight in the face of SKC pressure down the stretch, with centerbacks Eric Brunner and Hanyer Mosquera each coming up with big stops on the doorstep to deny SKC the equalizer during the physical encounter. For Portland, the win snapped a four-game losing streak, while Sporting Kansas City — playing its second match in the Pacific Northwest in four days — fell to 7-1-0 after a record start to the season.
Match highlights are after the jump: