Portland, Oregon, Jul 8 : Angel Reyna scored the game's only goal in the 16th minute as Mexican club America beat the Portland Timbers 1-0 in a friendly on Thursday.With a Major League Soccer rivalry game coming up Sunday against nearby Seattle, the Timbers rested most of their starters.
America was on the front foot in the early stages and went ahead when Vicente Sanchez crossed to Reyna, who nailed a 10-yard shot past Portland goalkeeper Adin Brown for a 1-0 lead. Jeld-Wen Stadium was hardly partial to the hometown Timbers.
The club reserved about half of the stadium's 18,000 tickets for fans of America; one of Mexico's most popular clubs.
Thursday's game was Portland's second of four international friendlies this season. Later in July, the Timbers play host to West Bromwich Albion of the English Premier League and Independiente of Argentina.AP