Nigeria's Fanendo Adi becomes Portland Timbers all-time highest goalscorer

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Bill Streicher
A resilient win for the Timbers at the Talen Energy Stadium saw the 26-year-old Nigerian become the leading all-time goalscorer in the Providence Park

Nigeria's Fanendo Adi became the top scorer in Portland Timbers' history after netting a goal in the Timbers 3-1 defeat of Philadelphia Union on Sunday.

Adi's 88th minute penalty kick shattered Timbers’ 35-year goal record held by Scottish playmaker John Bain with 45 goals, to set a new club landmark of 46 goals.

Darlington Nagbe started the comeback for Caleb Porter's men after Haris Medunjanin had put the visitors ahead 26 minutes into the game.

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Roy Miller connected well with a Diego Valeri free-kick in the 66th minute to give the Timbers a 2-1 lead before Fanendo Adi beautifully converted from the spot-kick, to increase his tally to five goals in six league games this season.

Timbers sit atop the MLS table with 13 points and will welcome Sporting Kansas City to the Providence Park for their next fixture on Saturday.

 

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