COMMERCE CITY, CO - SEPTEMBER 05: Olympic swimming gold medalist Missy Franklin and her Regis High School classmates take photos of themselves during warm ups as they attend the match between the Portland Timbers and the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on September 5, 2012 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tony Cascio and Jaime Castrillon each added a goal for Colorado (9-17-2), which ended a four-game winless streak. The win leapfrogged Colorado past the Timbers and Chivas USA into seventh place in the West.
Goalkeeper Matt Pickens earned his seventh shutout, adding to his all-time franchise lead in shutouts (29) and wins (41).
Portland (7-14-6) had its season-best, two-game winning streak snapped while being shut out for the 11th time. The Timbers have lost all three meetings in Colorado and remain the only team in the league without a road win (0-10-3).
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