Timbers give up late goal, tie S.J. 1-1



SANTA CLARA, Calif. — 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.


Portland 0 1–1

San Jose 0 1–1

First half–None.

Second half–1, Portland, Valeri 2, 58th minute. 2, San Jose, Jahn 2, 90th+.

Goalies–Portland, Donovan Ricketts; San Jose, Jon Busch.

Yellow Cards–Lenhart, San Jose, 37th; Danso, Portland, 45th+; Silvestre, Portland, 87th.

Referee–Armando Villarreal. Assistant Referees–James Conlee. Baboucarr Jallow. 4th Official–Baldomero Toledo.

A–10,525 (10,526)


Portland–Donovan Ricketts, Mikael Silvestre, Rodney Wallace, Michael Harrington, Mamadou Danso, Diego Chara, Darlington Nagbe (Ben Zemanski, 86th), Will Johnson, Jack Jewsbury, Diego Valeri (Kalif Alhassan, 76th), Ryan Johnson (Frederic Piquionne, 78th).

San Jose–Jon Busch, Victor Bernardez, Ramiro Corrales (Sam Garza, 69th), Nana Attakora, Justin Morrow, Steven Beitashour, Sam Cronin, Rafael Baca (Adam Jahn, 84th), Shea Salinas (Marvin Chavez, 60th), Chris Wondolowski, Steven Lenhart.