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Portland Timbers players celebrate after Santiago Moreno’s second goal of the first half against the Houston Dynamo in an MLS match at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.  Portland Timbers midfielder Santiago Moreno (#30) scores a penalty kick against the Houston Dynamo in an MLS match at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.  Portland Timbers midfielder Eryk Williamson exchanges words with Matias Vera of the Houston Dynamo during an MLS match at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.  Portland Timbers midfielder Santiago Moreno (#30) is all smiles after his second goal of the first half against the Houston Dynamo in an MLS match at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.  Portland Timbers midfielder Santiago Moreno (#30) winds up for a penalty kick against the Houston Dynamo in an MLS match at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.

Thanks to a first half brace from Santiago Moreno, the Portland Timbers were able to pull out a 2-1 win over the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night at Providence Park. They did so despite rampant physical play on both ends which included nine total cards handed out between the two teams, and they had to play the final 15 minutes with just 10 men after defender Bill Tuiloma was sent off.