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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Scottish striker Kris Boyd scored the go-ahead goal and the Portland Timbers went on to win their home opener 3-1 over the Philadelphia Union on Monday night.

Boyd's first Major League Soccer goal came off Kalif Alhassan's cross in the 66th minute against Union goalkeeper Zac McMath.

Boyd, the Scottish Premier League's all-time leading scorer, was acquired by the Timbers in the offseason. His goal came with the match tied at 1 after Gabriel Gomez's goal for Philadelphia and Andrew Jean-Baptiste's equalizer earlier in the half.

Alhassan added a goal of his own in the 76th minute in the MLS opener for both teams.

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