Major League Soccer

Timbers' Valeri reaches milestone in win

Portland Timbers' Diego Valeri (8) chips the ball through the Los Angeles Galaxy defense during an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Diego Valeri got his 51st career goal and 51st career assist in the same game.

Valeri, the 18th player in the league to reach 50 of each, scored one goal and assisted on the other in a 2-0 Portland Timbers' victory over the New York Red Bulls on Friday night.

The Red Bulls, who had won five of their previous six games, rested Bradley Wright-Phillips after a short turnaround because of a U.S. Open Cup semifinal earlier in this week.

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