Timbers 2, Whitecaps FC 2

Second-half substitute Jose Valencia scored in the 83rd minute

to give the Portland Timbers a 2-2 draw against the Vancouver

Whitecaps on Saturday night.

Will Johnson also scored for Portland and assisted on the

equalizer to help the Timbers (4-1-7) extend their unbeaten strike

to 10 games. The tying goal came while Portland was playing with 10

men due to Mamadou Danso’s ejection 2 minutes earlier.

Camilo had a goal and an assist, and Gershon Koffie also scored

for the Whitecaps (3-4-4), who are 3-0-3 at home.

Valencia scored after receiving a long, high lob from Johnson.

Valencia and Vancouver defender Brad Rusin went up for the ball in

the Whitecaps’ box, and it appeared to touch the Portland player’s

arm. But play was allowed to continue, and Valencia tucked a short

shot inside the near post.

Camilo has been utilized mainly as a midfielder but played as a

lone striker Saturday, generating some early scoring chances.

The Brazilian fired just wide on a free kick from about 35 yards

out in the 23rd, taking the shot after Russell Teibert was fouled

on the right flank. But Camilo made no mistake a minute later,

curling a shot right into the corner of the net from about 20 yards


Camilo had another chance in the first minute of the second

half, but Portland goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts dove to stop his

shot from just outside the right corner of the 18-yard box.

Johnson’s goal in the 52nd tied it 1-1 on a penalty kick. The

spot kick was awarded after Johnson’s shot hit Vancouver defender

Andy O’Brien’s arm and the Whitecaps were called for a