By Johnny Edward:
Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi is pleased to score his 11th Major League Soccer goal of the season in his side's 3-0 win over Sporting Kansas on Sunday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Adi ended his three game goal drought firing in a 92nd minute stoppage time goal to lift the defending MLS Cup champions back to the sixth place on the log after suffering two straight defeats.
Adi told Mlssoccer.com after the game that the win will boost the confidence of the team.
“I think the win has given us a lot of motivation, knowing we could win against a very good team, like this, putting up three goals in the second half, that’s a massive win for us. We’ll take all the positives out of the game and we’ll look on to next week," Adi told Mlssoccer.
“I think we did pretty well. We knew [Sporting] Kansas [City] is a very good team. They play really tight and we were able to cut that out."
He also praised his teammates for their resilience when the Sporting Kansas had the numerical advantage.
"We got a red card in the game and some things happen. We kept our composure, we defended well and when they got a red card the game was balanced.
"I think we came out in the second half really focused and we got the first goal out the gate for us and then the second came. It was a very good and intense game.
“It feels good to score. I’ve had to wait for a goal for a few games and as a striker it’s very important for us to score.
"I’m pleased to get a goal and to have created and to have battled through. The guys were very good defenders. They played two against one on me all the time so it was kind of tough, but I was lucky enough to get a goal.”
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