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Timbers defeat Alpha United 6-0

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Norberto Paparatto scored twice and the Portland Timbers defeated Alpha United 6-0 in a CONCACAF Champions League match on Tuesday night.

Gaston Fernandez, Jack Jewsbury, Michael Nanchoff and Fanendo Adi also scored for the Timbers, who are making their first appearance in the premier club tournament for the North and Central American and Caribbean region. Portland qualified as Major League Soccer's Western Conference champion last year.

It was Portland's second victory over Alpha United in Group 5. The Timbers (3-0-0) have also defeated Olympia.

Portland will travel to Honduras to play Olympia again on Oct. 21 for a chance to advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament next year.

The Timbers are the first team to win their first three CCL matches since FC Dallas in 2011-12.

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