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By AARON CRANFORD
Entering Saturday’s clash, the Portland Timbers had won six of its previous seven matches, but that didn’t scare the Philadelphia Union, who clocked in a convincing second-half shift to upend the visitors.
The Union, who have had an up-and-down season thus far, dominated one of the Western Conference’s best teams to date, defeating the Timbers, 3-0 at PPL Park.
A strong second half powered the Union to victory, as Andrew Wenger opened up the scoring at PPL Park in the 69th minute, and Vincent Nogueria bagged a brace, including a beautiful combination play with Cristian Maidana for his second. Maidana assisted on all three second-half goals.
The Union’s performance earned them SBI MLS Team of the Week honors. The Union beat out FC Dallas, the New York Red Bulls and the Montreal Impact.
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