(Houston, TX) -- The Houston Dynamo jumped out to a one-nil halftime lead en route to a 3-1 win over the Timbers at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday night. Diego Valeri scored the lone goal for Portland, which dropped to 11-12-and-8 on the season. The Timbers are sixth in the Western Conference with 41 points. Portland travels to El Salvador tomorrow night for a CONCACAF Champions League matchup against C.D. Dragon.