Major League Soccer

Joao Plata scores twice, Real Salt Lake beats Timbers 4-1

Portland Timbers' Diego Valeri (8) navigates through the Real Salt Lake defense during an MLS soccer match Wednesday, July 19, 2017, in Portland, Ore. (Sean Meagher/The Oregonian via AP)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Joao Plata scored twice and Kyle Beckerman added a goal before receiving a red card in Real Salt Lake's 4-1 victory over the Portland Timbers on Wednesday night.

The eventful match featured seven yellow cards and three red cards.

Albert Rusnak also scored for Salt Lake (7-12-2), and Jack Barmby connected for Portland (7-8-6)


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