Goal in stoppage gives Earthquakes tie with Timbers

Goal in stoppage gives Earthquakes tie with Timbers

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PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 14: Fans support the Portland Timbers against the San Jose Earthquakes at JELD-WEN Field on April 14, 2013 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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Posted on April 22, 2013 at 8:03 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 22 at 8:10 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Rookie forward Adam Jahn scored in the second minute of second-half stoppage time to pull the San Jose Earthquakes into 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers on Sunday night.

Jahn beat Timbers goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts cleanly from 13 yards. The play came off a short centering pass from Nana Attakora and a subtle touch by Chris Wondolowski, who teed up Jahn.

The goal ended Ricketts' shutout streak at 314 minutes and it neutralized a 58th-minute score by Portland midfielder Diego Valeri, who returned from a one-game absence due to injury.

Portland (2-1-4) extended its unbeaten streak to five matches, and has never lost to San Jose in eight matches since joining MLS in 2011.

San Jose (2-3-3) is winless in its last four despite the season debuts of key contributors Steven Beitashour and Marvin Chavez.

Jahn has scored twice for the Earthquakes, and both were late equalizers; his 83rd-minute goal against New York paved the way for Wondolowski's 92nd-minute game-winner in a 2-1 victory on March 10.

Valeri took advantage of a loose rebound when teammate Ryan Johnson had his shot blocked by a last-ditch tackle from Beitashour. The unmarked Argentinean beat San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch to the ball by a step, and fired home from 12 yards for his second goal.

Ricketts had to make two impressive saves to keep the game scoreless at halftime, including a one-on-one stop of Wondolowski, the league's reigning MVP, with a fully extended right hand in the 22nd minute.

EASTERN CONFERENCE
                                        W    L    T  Pts    GF    GA
Sporting  Kansas  City  4    2    2    14      8      5
Houston                            4    2    1    13    11      8
Montreal                          4    1    1    13      7      5
New  York                          3    4    2    11    13    12
Philadelphia                  3    2    2    11    10    10
Columbus                          2    2    3      9      9      7
Toronto  FC                      1    2    4      7      9    10
Chicago                            2    4    1      7      6    12
New  England                    1    3    2      5      2      6
D.C.                                  1    5    1      4      4    10
WESTERN CONFERENCE
                                        W    L    T  Pts    GF    GA
FC  Dallas                        6    1    1    19    13      7
Los  Angeles                    3    1    2    11    10      4
Real  Salt  Lake              3    3    2    11      7      7
Portland                          2    1    4    10    11      9
Chivas  USA                      3    3    1    10    10      9
San  Jose                          2    3    3      9      6      9
Vancouver                        2    3    2      8      7      9
Colorado                          2    4    2      8      6      8
Seattle                            1    3    2      5      3      5
   NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie.
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Wednesday's Games
   Sporting Kansas City 1, New York 0
Saturday's Games
   Toronto FC 1, Houston 1, tie
   Seattle FC 1, Colorado 0
   New York 4, New England 1
   Chicago 1, Columbus 0
   FC Dallas 2, Vancouver 0
   Real Salt Lake 1, Chivas USA 0
   Los Angeles 2, Sporting Kansas City 0
Sunday's Games
   Philadelphia 3, D.C. United 2
   San Jose 1, Portland 1, tie
Saturday, April 27
   New York at Toronto FC, 2 p.m.
   Chicago at Montreal, 4 p.m.
   FC Dallas at Vancouver, 6 p.m.
   Philadelphia at New England, 7:30 p.m.
   D.C. United at Columbus, 7:30 p.m.
   Portland at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.
   Los Angeles at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m.
   San Jose at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 28
   Colorado at Houston, 5 p.m.

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