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Sporting KC beats Timbers 1-0.

(AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Sporting Kansas City made its path to the playoffs a little easier Saturday night.

Krisztian Nemeth scored in the 83rd minute to give Kansas City a 1-0 victory over the Portland Timbers.

Kansas City (13-9-9) moved up into the third place in the Western Conference standings. San Jose, with a 1-all draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night, pulled level in points with Portland (12-11-8) for sixth place and final playoff spot, but the Earthquakes hold the tiebreaker.


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