Major League Soccer

LAFC gives up late goal in 2-1 loss to Timbers

LAFC gives up late goal in 2-1 loss to Timbers

To celebrate his first MLS goal, Portland's Samuel Armenteros headed straight for the Timbers Army.

Armenteros got the deciding goal in the 81st minute for a 2-1 victory over Los Angeles FC on Saturday. It was the Timbers' fifth straight win.

The 27-year-old striker who had entered the game as a sub bounded up the stairs behind the goal and straight into the arms of the cheering supporters in Providence Park's north end.

“To tell you the truth I didn't even look at the ball, I just focused on the shot and it went to fast,” said Armenteros, a native of Sweden who joined the Timbers earlier this year. “I just reacted to what the fans were screaming.”

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