Jun 6, 2015; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi (9) celebrates after scoring a goal during the second half against the New England Revolution at Providence Park. The Timbers won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports
Former Super Eagles’ invitee, Fernando Adi scored his first goal in the new MLS season as he helped Portland Timbers to a 3-2 win over Minnesota United, thus earning them their first three points of the season, reports.
It was the home team who struck first after two quick goals from Alves Powel (20) and Diego Valeri (23) put Portland 2-0 up going into the half break.
Down but not out, the visitors came all out in the second half and showed more commitment and deservedly pulled one back on the 64th minute when Carlos Darwin Quintero converted a Carter Manley pass to make it 2-1.
However, Nigeria’s Adi restored their two goals lead when he calmly finished off an assist from Andy Polo in the 74th minutes to put Portland 3-1 up before Bill Tuiloma set up a nervy finish when he put through his own goal with nine minutes of play to bring scores to 3-2.
Fernando Adi was on for all 90 minutes and was Portland’s best player on the pitch with a game rating of 8.0, completing 100% of his dribbles, 74% of his passes, won a game-high 13 duels using full advantage of his aerial power, and making 2 clearances.