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  • Kah's goal in stoppage time helps Timbers rally for draw

    Portland improves to 4-4-8, remains winless in last four home matches
  • PORTLAND — Pa Modou Kah scored in stoppage time and the Portland Timbers rallied for a 2-2 draw with FC Dallas on Wednesday night in the last scheduled game before Major League Soccer takes a break for the World Cup.
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  • PORTLAND — Pa Modou Kah scored in stoppage time and the Portland Timbers rallied for a 2-2 draw with FC Dallas on Wednesday night in the last scheduled game before Major League Soccer takes a break for the World Cup.
    Fabian Castillo and Blaz Perez scored for injury-depleted FC Dallas in the first half, but Portland's Will Johnson narrowed it on a penalty kick in the 79th minute in the chippy match that saw two Dallas players sent off with red cards.
    Both teams were playing on a short turnaround. Injury-depleted Dallas FC (6-7-4) was coming off a 3-2 victory over Colorado on Saturday.
    The Timbers (4-4-8) are winless at home in their last four matches. Portland beat Real Salt Lake 3-1 on Saturday, the team's first victory at Rio Tinto since joining MLS in 2011.
    Defender Kah returned to the starting lineup after sitting out the RSL match with sore Achilles tendons. Defender Jack Jewsbury was a reserve after starting 12 matches this season.
    Dallas has been hit hard by injuries. It was without defenders Matt Hedges and Walker Zimmerman. Midfielders Michel, Mauro Diaz and Hendry Thomas did not play, either.
    Rauwshan McKenzie thought he had a goal for the Timbers in the 10th minute, but Johnson was offside.
    Castillo put FC Dallas in front with a header toward the box that he chased down himself and buried in the left corner past Timbers goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts. It was his fifth goal of the season.
    FC Dallas made it 2-0 with Perez's hard boot from out front in the 39th minute. He also has five goals.
    Johnson caught Dallas goalkeeper Raul Fernandez out of his goal in the 62nd minute, but the shot sailed over the net. Johnson was able to beat Fernandez on the penalty kick to spoil the shutout.
    Dallas' Moises Hernandez and Perez each were sent off with red cards in the final minutes as the match got heated. Castillo headed toward Ricketts and bumped a referee as time ran out, and had to be restrained by teammates.
    The Timbers held a moment of silence for Emilio Hoffman, the 14-year-old Reynolds High School freshman who was killed Tuesday in a shooting at the school east of Portland. Hoffman was a soccer player and fan who wore No. 29 for the high school team. The Timbers Army supporters group honored Hoffman by waving their scarves in the 29th minute.
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