Yimmi Chara scores, Timbers concede late in 1-1 draw at LA Galaxy

The Portland Timbers resumed play after a three week international break with a road match at Los Angeles Galaxy.

Portland got a first half counter attack goal from Yimmi Chara in the 38th minute, assisted by Sebastian Blanco, to make it 1-0 Portland.

Listen to the moment here:

The Timbers took that lead into halftime, outshooting Galaxy in the period 8-3 in total shots, with a 2-2 split in shots on target.

Portland battled valiantly to protect the goal advantage in the second half, but the home side would find a breakthrough to equalize late in the match.  Sub extraordinaire Dejan Jovelich headed home a quality service from Julian Arajo to make it 1-1 in the 88th minute.  Galaxy pushed for the winner, but after four minutes of added time, the score held, with the Timbers taking a road point to end a three-match losing streak.

The Timbers return to Providence Park next Saturday night to host Colorado Rapids, 6:30 p.m. and kickoff at 7:30 p.m. on 750 The Game.

 

College Football News