Real Salt Lake pulls to 3-3 draw against Timbers

Cole Grossman scored in stoppage time and Real Salt Lake played

to a 3-3 draw against the Portland Timbers to remain in first place

in Major League Soccer’s Western Conference.

Grossman’s goal in the 93rd minute came after Kalif Alhassan

scored in the 86th minute for Portland. With the tie, the Timbers

pulled even with the Colorado Rapids for second place in the

conference standings.

The Timbers went ahead in the 24th minute on Rodney Wallace’s

header off a free kick from Valeri.

Veteran defender Nat Borchers tied it at 1 with an unassisted

goal for Salt Lake in the 38th minute.

Javier Morales’ penalty kick in the 43rd minute gave Real Salt

Lake a 2-1 lead and Portland evened the score on Valeri’s penalty

kick in the 57th minute after Morales was yellow-carded.