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

Portland Timbers forward Yimmi Chara, left, celebrates with midfielder Santiago Moreno after scoring against the Los Angeles Galaxy during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Carson, Calif., Saturday, June 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

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.

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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.


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