In a match played in tough field conditions at Lake Tahoe, the Portland Timbers saw Yimmi Chara’s first goal in a Timbers uniform wasted with a controversial Earthquakes goal in the second half.
Yimmi Chará gave Portland the lead in the 33rd on an assist from brother Diego, becoming the sixth pair of brothers in MLS history to connect on a goal.
Valeri Qazaishvili scored in the 76th minute on a ball that, after replay appeared to barely cross the goal line, and the San Jose Earthquakes tied the Portland Timbers 1-1 on Wednesday night.
San Jose (2-4-5) will host Portland (4-4-3) again Saturday night.
Qazaishvili connected with Chris Wondolowski on a give-and-go and Qazaishvili dribbled around goalkeeper Steve Clark to tap it in.
Clark had a diving save in Wondolowski’s header in the 89th for his fifth denial