Timbers, Rapids freeze for 3-3 draw

first_img By Associated Press 5 Photos Sebastian Blanco headed home Diego Valeri’s corner to make it 2-1 for the Timbers in first-half stoppage time.Axel Sjoberg was sent off in the 27th minute after video review determined his hand ball in the area was the denial of an obvious goal-scoring opportunity. Valeri’s penalty kick was saved but he followed on the rebound to tie it at 1.Kei Kamara opened the scoring for the Rapids with a tap-in in the 16th minute.TIMBERS 3, RAPIDS 3Portland 2 1—3Colorado 1 2—3First half—1, Colorado, Kamara, 1 (Acosta), 16th minute; 2, Portland, Valeri, 1, 29th; 3, Portland, Blanco, 1 (Valeri), 45th. Share: Timbers, Rapids freeze for 3-3 draw Colorado scores late to tie in coldest MLS match Second half—4, Colorado, Feilhaber, 1, 46th; 5, Portland, Wynne, 0 (own goal), 66th; 6, Colorado, Shinyashiki, 1, 90th.Goalies—Portland, Jeff Attinella, Steve Clark; Colorado, Tim Howard, Clint Irwin.Yellow Cards—Portland, Chara, 18th; Cascante, 32nd.Red Cards—Colorado, Sjoberg, 26th.A—12,717.LineupsPortland—Jeff Attinella; Julio Cascante, Larrys Mabiala, Zarek Valentin, Jorge Villafana; Sebastian Blanco, Diego Chara, David Guzman (Andres Flores, 86th), Diego Valeri; Jeremy Ebobisse (Lucas Melano, 87th), Andy Polo.Colorado—Tim Howard; Keegan Rosenberry, Axel Sjoberg, Deklan Wynne; Kellyn Acosta (Andre Shinyashiki, 77th), Cole Bassett (Jack Price, 40th), Benny Feilhaber, Dillon Serna; Kei Kamara, Nicolas Mezquida, Diego Rubio (Danny Wilson, 30th). GO Share: The Colorado Rapids play the Portland Timbers on a snow-covered pitch during the second half of an MLS soccer game Saturday, March. 2, 2019 in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney) Photo Gallery Published: March 2, 2019, 5:39pm COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Andre Shinyashiki scored in his MLS debut on a putback in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time and the 10-man Colorado Rapids salvaged a 3-3 draw against the Portland Timbers in the coldest match in MLS history on Saturday.With a temperature of 18 degrees at kickoff and a field covered by snow as the game progressed, Saturday’s season opener surpassed the previous mark of 19 degrees set by Minnesota United’s franchise opener on March 12, 2017.Andy Polo’s cross caused Colorado’s Deklan Wynne to score an own goal that gave the Timbers a 3-2 lead in the 66th minute.Benny Feilhaber weaved through several defenders to get a first look and then stabbed the putback to tie it at 2-2 for the Rapids in the 46th minute. Receive latest stories and local news in your email: By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.last_img

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