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Earnshaw scores in 90th minute in Vancouver debut, Whitecaps edge Timbers 2-1

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Robert Earnshaw scored in the 90th minute in his Vancouver debut and the Whitecaps opened their Cascadia Cup defense with a 2-1 victory over the Portland Timbers on Saturday night.

PHOTO: Vancouver Whitecaps FC's Octavio Rivero, left, fights for control of the ball with Portland Timbers Nat Borchers during the first half of a MLS soccer match, Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Vancouver, British, Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC's Octavio Rivero, left, fights for control of the ball with Portland Timbers Nat Borchers during the first half of a MLS soccer match, Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Vancouver, British, Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

Signed earlier in the week, Earnshaw entered the game in the 86th minute as a substitute.

Midfielder Nicolas Mezquida scored early in the first half for the Whitecaps (3-1-0).

Fanendo Adi scored for the Timbers (0-1-3).

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