Gordon lifts Earthquakes to draw with Timbers
Saturday, August 6, 2011
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Alan Gordon scored his first goal with San Jose, lifting the Earthquakes to a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers on Saturday night.
Gordon struck a powerful header from 14 yards off Steven Beitashour's long, looping pass in the 67th minute, beating Portland goalkeeper Troy Perkins to the back post.
Kenny Cooper tapped in a low cross from Jorge Perlaza to put Portland (7-10-5) ahead in the 23rd minute, but the Timbers couldn't make it stand up for their second road win in three matches.
San Jose (5-8-10) saw its franchise-record winless streak extended to 10 matches (0-4-6), although the Earthquakes avoided being shut out for the eighth time in those contests.