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Timbers score early for 1-0 win over Nashville SC

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Diego Valeri scored an early goal and the Portland Timbers beat expansion Nashville SC 1-0 on Sunday.

Valeri scored in the 12th minute, with a volley to the far corner off a header from Andy Polo. The match came as Nashville recovers from tornadoes that killed 24 people and caused massive damage in middle Tennessee last week.

Fans at the game displayed a large banner that said ``Rose City (heart) Music City." Players on both sides wore badges on their jerseys with the initials NGUOY, for Never Give Up In You. The jerseys were to be auctioned after the game, with the proceeds going to the recovery effort.

The Timbers also pledged $15 of every general admission ticket sold to tornado relief. 

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