Ryan Johnson's 2 goals lift Timbers

April 7, 2013
By Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Ryan Johnson scored two goals and the Portland Timbers beat the Houston Dynamo 2-0 Saturday night for their first win of the season.

"It's big," Portland's first-year coach Caleb Porter said of the win. "It reinforces the hard work we've been doing and the training. It reinforces that we are a good team."

Johnson, a forward acquired from Toronto in the offseason, scored goals in the 55th and 73rd minutes as the Timbers (1-1-4) came alive in the second half ...

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