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PortlandPOR
M. Kaye  14' 1-0 
 1-1J. Ebobisse  29'
C. Ramirez  45' 2-1 
A. Diomande  65' 3-1 
C. Vela  68' 4-1 
LAFM. Kaye  14' 1-0
PORJ. Ebobisse  29' 1-1
LAFC. Ramirez  45' 2-1
LAFA. Diomande  65' 3-1
LAFC. Vela  68' 4-1
HT: 2-1
Banc of California Stadium (Attendance: 22,003)
Referee: Jair Marrufo
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Vela, Diomande lead LAFC to 4-1 win over Timbers

(AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

LOS ANGELES (AP) Carlos Vela scored and had three assists and Adama Diomande added a goal and an assist to help Los Angeles FC beat the Portland Timbers 4-1 on Sunday night.

Jordan Harvey's low cross split a defender and goalkeeper Jeff Attinella before Christian Ramirez tapped in a sliding finish from point-blank range to give LAFC (2-0-0) a 2-1 lead in the 45th minute.

Attinella made a diving, one-handed stop of a shot by Diego Rossi from near the spot that deflected out of bounds but Mark-Anthony Kaye headed home the ensuing corner kick by Vela to open the scoring in the 14th minute.

Jeremy Ebobisse put away a perfectly placed free kick by Diego Valeri, slipping a diving header just inside the post to make it 1-1 in the 29th.

Latif Blessing's pass led Vela toward the corner of the 6-yard box where, as the defense closed, he rolled a cross to Diomande for the empty-net finish in the 65th minute. Then, about three minutes later, Diomande fed a streaking Vela on the right side who flicked a left-footer inside the far post to cap the scoring.

Diego Chara, who was shown a yellow card in the 35th, received a red card in the 72nd minute for Portland (0-1-1).

Updated March 10, 2019

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