Revolution ties with Timbers
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Portland's own goal in the 89th minute gave the New England Revolution a 1-1 draw with the Timbers on Wednesday night.
Kelyn Rowe had a long volley to the far post that JeVaughn Watson tapped out front where it appeared Femi Hollinger-Janzen converted for his first MLS goal. However, it was ruled that the ball went off Portland defender Jermaine Taylor.
Jack Barmby's fortunate touch in the 64th minute put Portland (2-3-3) on top. Two minutes after entering the game, Barmby took a cross from Darlington Nagbe and mishit the ball, driving it into the ground before it bounced over keeper Bobby Shuttleworth and slipped inside the far post. It was Barmby's first goal.
New England (1-2-6) had a 16-8 shot advantage but put only two on target. It is the first time in Revolution history they have had just one win through nine games.
The match was tied at 0 at halftime.
The final minutes of the match saw the Revolution continue to push forward, looking for the game winning goal, but it would not come as the Timbers scrambled their way to a point on the road.
Portland, which was coming off a 3-1 victory over San Jose on April 16, returns home to Providence Park Sunday to host Eastern Conference powerhouse Toronto FC.
Toronto beat Montreal, 2-0, last Saturday.
The Timbers won the 2015 MLS Cup.