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Fanendo Adi scores twice in 3-minute span in 2nd half, Timbers beat Sounders 4-1

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PORTLAND, Oregon — Nigerian forward Fanendo Adi scored twice in a 3-minute span in the second half to help the Portland Timbers beat the Seattle Sounders 4-1 in Major League Soccer on Sunday.

Seattle (equalized in the 38th minute, with Lamar Neagle volleying a side-footed shot past goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey for his fourth goal of the season.

Rodney Wallace capped the scoring in second-half stoppage time. He took a pass from Maximiliano Urruti near the top of the box and placed a shot into the upper left corner for his first goal of the season.

Adi made it 2-1 in the 74th minute. Darlington Nagbe shrugged off a defender to take the ball toward the goal and passed to Adi near the penalty spot. The forward sent a shot curling past diving goalkeeper Stefan Frei and into the upper right corner.

PHOTO: Portland Timbers'  Fanendo Adi (9) celebrates his goal by jumping the fence and holding up the chainsaw for the fans during the second half of an MLS Soccer game in Portland, Ore., Sunday June 28, 2015.  Portland beat Seattle 4-1. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
Portland Timbers' Fanendo Adi (9) celebrates his goal by jumping the fence and holding up the chainsaw for the fans during the second half of an MLS Soccer game in Portland, Ore., Sunday June 28, 2015. Portland beat Seattle 4-1. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)

Two minutes later, Adi struck again. He dribbled into the Seattle box and ripped a low shot past Frei for his eighth goal of the season. It was his seventh multi-goal game since joining Portland in May 2014.

Nagbe opened the scoring for Portland in the 12th minute with his first goal of the season. He ran onto a pass from Diego Valeri, dribbled a few strides, and blasted a 25-yarder inside the left post.

In New York, Bradley Wright-Phillips started a comeback with an early second-half goal as the New York Red Bulls stormed past New York City FC 3-1.

Thomas McNamara gave City the lead in the sixth minute, setting up his own half-volley with a chest trap off Andrew Jacobson's header.

Wright-Phillips made it 1-1 in the 47th minute, ending his six-game scoreless drought with a left-footed volley.

Chris Duvall added another for the Red Bulls in the 52nd minute and Matt Miazga capped the scoring with a header in the 73rd — each their first MLS goals.

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