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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Frederic Piquionne, Will Johnson and Ryan Johnson scored and the Portland Timbers ran their unbeaten streak to 15 games with a 3-0 victory Sunday over Colorado. The Timbers are tied with Real Salt Lake for best record in MLS with 30 points, the first time in the teams three-year history it has sat atop the league. Portland (7-1-9), also leads the league in goals with 28. It marks a huge turnaround under first-year coach Caleb Porter for a team which finished 8-16-10 last season. "Its all about the chemistry we have and the workmanlike attitude," Ryan Johnson said. Colorado (5-7-5) has lost three straight and has just one win in its last six matches. The Timbers have shutouts in their last three games and five of seven. The last goals Portland allowed at Jeld-Wen Field in MLS play were in a 2-1 loss to Montreal on March 9. The Rapids started off aggressively Sunday, getting four shots in the first 11 minutes, but it was Portland that got the early goal, Piquionne scoring on a header off a cross from Rodney Wallace in the 12th minute. Wallace, returning from spending three games with the Costa Rican national team in World Cup qualifiers, had assists on all three goals. He barely missed a goal of his own in the 22nd minute. He then set up Will Johnsons left-footed blast for the second score just before the half. "You give energy to a team that knows how to play," Colorado coach Oscar Pareja said. ""Going in down 2-0 after the performance we had, it is painful." Ryan Johnsons goal to seal it in the 84th minute came after Ben Zemanski stole the ball and found Wallace streaking up the sideline. He crossed it in front of the net to Johnson for an easy goal. "Now, I think it gets even tougher," Will Johnson said. "No more flying under the radar. Were going to get everybodys best now." Colorado outshot the Timbers 17-6 and kept goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts working throughout the game. Rapids midfielders Atiba Harris and Hendry Thomas returned from serving suspensions, along with Pareja. Rapids attacking midfielder Martin Rivero announced earlier in the morning that he would be out two weeks as he recovered from a thigh injury. NOTES: The Timbers have a U.S. Open Cup match against Dallas on Wednesday, while the Rapids remain on the road for a league match with the Montreal Impact on June 29. ... Rapids forward/midfielder Danny Mwanga, who spent his high school years in Portland and played for the Timbers last season, will be sworn in as a U.S. citizen Monday morning. Mwanga came to the United States in 2006 from his native Congo.Petr Cech Jersey . 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General manager Jarmo Kekalainen told Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch on Friday that he wants to see Gaboriks contributions go beyond the scoresheet before considering a long-term deal for the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent.The offseason retirements of Vincent Lecavalier, Brad Richards, Dan Boyle and?Barret Jackman, among others, reminded us of how much more difficult it is becoming for a 35-plus player to hang around the youth-driven NHL. The game is faster than ever. With that in mind, we take a look at some quality veterans and what potentially lies in their futures:Jarome Iginla, RW, Colorado AvalancheThe future Hall of Famer entered the season with 611 career goals and has pushed that total to 613 two months into the season. At 39, with the game at warp speed around him, its been a tougher go for the former superstar. His goal production dropped from 29 in 2014-15 to 22 last season, and getting to 15 goals this season would mean a healthy run, which hes certainly capable of. Is this it for him, after an incredible career? I venture to guess yes, but he wouldnt decide that until after the season. Well see if the Avs put on a playoff push. If its obvious closer to March 1 that theyre going to miss out, what will Iginla do? Hes still searching for that elusive Stanley Cup, having left the Calgary Flames after all those years to chase a Cup for the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Boston Bruins. He was hoping Colorado was a rising contender when he signed there in the summer of 2014. What now? Does he chase one last time, if given the chance? He has a full no-movement clause, so its totally up to him. The Chicago Blackhawks have no cap room, but how cool would it be to see him playing on a line with Jonathan Toews, trying to win a Cup? Or what about him going home to his native Edmonton and helping Connor McDavid and the Oilers if theyre playoff-bound? Hey, let me dream, OK? You never know.Shane Doan, RW, Arizona CoyotesIs this the swan song for Mr. Coyote? You didnt think so last year, when in his age-39 season he put up 28 goals. That was simply amazing. But its been tougher this season at 40, with just one goal in 18 games. This guy has meant everything to this franchise, and its pretty obvious there will be some kind of role for him in the organization after he calls it quits. I suspect hell see how his body and mind feel after the season and decide then. My guess is this will be it. If the Coyotes continue to struggle, Doan will also once again be asked by people about whether hed accept a trade to a contender. He has never won a Stanley Cup, of course, as a lifelong member of the Jets/Coyotes, but I know he has thought about the perils of chasing a championship and how hard it is to choose that team. Look no further than his pal Iggy, above. To me, Doan is content where he is. His legacy in Arizona is more important than trying to chase a Cup in a parity-filled league with no guarantees.Radim Vrbata, RW, Arizona CoyotesThe 35-year-old leads the teaam with six goals.dddddddddddd Hes far from done. He returned to Arizona for a third time on a very interesting contract last summer, a deal that pays him $1 million in base salary and up to $2.25 million in bonuses. He has already hit a $250,000 bonus for playing 10 games, hell hit another $250,000 bonus when he hits 30 games, and he gets $500,000 for either scoring 20 goals or getting 40 points. He can earn $250,000 if his team makes the playoffs and $250,000 for each playoff round reached. The point is that it would be in his interest for a Cup contender to come calling -- not just because of his playoff bonuses (which are likely not going to be achieved in Arizona this season) but also because he can set up his next contract with a good playoff. He loves Arizona. Wouldnt it be funny if he were dealt to a contender before the trade deadline but returned to the Coyotes for a fourth time in July? Hey, stranger things have happened.Brian Gionta, RW, Buffalo SabresThe former Montreal Canadiens captain-turned-Sabres captain turns 38 in January, but I think hes skating better now than he did last season. Hes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but my understanding is that he would like to keep playing. Would the Sabres consider bringing him back for another season at a cheaper price than his current $4.25 million salary, just for his leadership element? Or if the Sabres dont make a playoff push, do they approach him about a rental situation before March 1? All things being equal, I think Gionta would like to come back for another season in Buffalo. But if the price is cheap come the trade deadline, he would be a serviceable rental and a guy who easily fits into the fabric of a dressing room on a contender.Ryan Miller, G, Vancouver CanucksWasnt it just yesterday that Miller, in his prime, almost led Team USA to a stunning gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics? Man, time flies. Now 36, the veterans contract with the Canucks expires June 30. Im told he absolutely wants to play at least another season, if not more, so the question here is whether thats going to be with the Canucks or elsewhere. If Vancouver isnt in the playoff race closer to March 1, a team could come calling and create a decision for Miller. Theres no question in my mind that the Canucks have groomed Jacob Markstrom to be the No. 1 goalie starting next season. Would they be willing to bring Miller back on a cheaper contract to mentor Markstrom? Would Miller be interested in that? More likely than not, I think Miller will move on, whether thats before the trade deadline or in the offseason. But retirement doesnt appear in the offing yet. ' ' '

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