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Chivas USA 1-1 Portland Timbers: Timbers stumble in playoff race

Chivas USA 1-1 Portland Timbers: Timbers stumble in playoff race

Steve Dykes

The visiting Timbers could not manage to turn possession into goals against Chivas USA.

Despite dominating possession and passing, the Portland Timbers were only able to manage a 1-1 draw with Chivas USA.

The Goats took the lead in the 23rd minute. Carlos Borja's cross was redirected into the upper corner of the net via a looping header from Bryan De La Fuente.

Diego Valeri, so effective for Portland this season, came on as a substitute and equalized shortly into the second half. A good team move which involved Valeri holding off a defender to retain the ball came to Jose Valencia inside the box. He muscled off the Chivas defenders and dropped a ball for Valeri to smash in from the edge of the area.

The draw leaves the Timbers on 43 points, in the fifth and final playoff spot with a three-point advantage over FC Dallas. Chivas USA remains last in the West.

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