Timbers end 8-match winless streak

August 26, 2012
By Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Franck Songo'o scored the go-ahead goal and the Portland Timbers snapped an eight-match Major League Soccer winless streak with a 2-1 victory over Pacific Northwest rival Vancouver on Saturday night.

Songo'o's goal, his first with the Timbers, came on a free kick in the 55th minute that beat Whitecaps goalkeeper Joe Cannon.

Portland had not won since a 2-1 victory over San Jose on July 3. The Timbers also lost on penalty kicks to English Premier League side ...

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