Portland scores two goals in the first seven minutes and holds off Columbus, 2-1.
D.C. United is winless in nine straight. The Portland Timbers are unbeaten in 10 straight. They meet tonight at RFK Stadium.
D.C. United ran its unbeaten streak to four and took another step toward the MLS playoffs with a 1-1 away draw against the Portland Timbers. Chris Pontius scored his club-best 12th goal for United (15-10-6).