Revolution scores late equalizer vs MLS-leading Portland
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 03, 2017 05:09 PM
This Aug. 21, 2016 photo shows Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri dribbling the ball against the Seattle Sounders during an MLS soccer match in Seattle. Valeri was named the MLS Player of the week after he scored a pair of goals in Portland’s 5-1 victory at home over Minnesota United in the league’s season opener last Friday night. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Lee Nguyen scored in the 85th minute as New England Revolution secured a 1-1 draw with the MLS-leading Portland Timbers on Sunday night.
Nguyen's goal, his third of the season, was the first ever for the Revolution at Providence Park.
Diego Valeri opened the scoring with a well-timed volley in the 12th minute, his fifth goal of the year, to give Portland an early lead that lasted until Nguyen scored from a rebound when Timbers goalkeeper Jake Gleeson was down.
The Timbers won three of their first four matches of the season and lead the standings with 10 points and 13 goals overall.
After wins in its first three matches, Portland dropped a match at Eastern Conference-leading Columbus last Saturday. It was one of just three matches last weekend because of international play.
The Revolution were coming off a 5-2 victory over the expansion Minnesota United last weekend, the team's first win after opening the season with two losses.