Valeri lifts Timbers to draw at Chivas



CARSON, Calif. — Diego Valeri scored in the 50th minute to lift the Portland Timbers to a 1-1 draw against Chivas USA on Saturday night.

Jose Valencia had the ball and squared a pass to Valeri, who sent a shot past Chivas goalie Dan Kennedy for his seventh goal of the season. Portland (10-5-13) remained winless in its last eight road matches.

Bryan de la Fuente scored in the 23rd minute for Chivas USA (6-15-8). Carlos Borja sent a cross in from the left side to the middle of the penalty area, where De La Fuente powered a header past Donovan Ricketts.

Chivas scored the first goal for the 10th time in its last 12 games matches, but are just 3-5-4 in that span.


Portland 0 1–1

Chivas USA 1 0–1

First half–1, Chivas USA, de la Fuente 2 (Borja), 23rd minute.

Second half–2, Portland, Valeri 7 (Valencia), 50th.

Goalies–Portland, Donovan Ricketts; Chivas USA, Dan Kennedy.

Yellow Cards–Minda, Chivas USA, 25th; Borja, Chivas USA, 84th.

A–5,123 (27,000)


Portland–Donovan Ricketts, Pa-Modou Kah, Rodney Wallace (Maximiliano Urruti, 72nd), Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Michael Harrington, Darlington Nagbe, Diego Chara, Kalif Alhassan (Diego Valeri, 46th), Will Johnson, Jose Valencia (Ryan Johnson, 81st), Sal Zizzo.

Chivas USA–Dan Kennedy, Carlos Bocanegra, Bobby Burling, Mario De Luna (Carlo Chueca, 77th), Edgar Mejia, Carlos Alvarez (Matthew Fondy, 56th), Eric Avila (Tristan Bowen, 88th), Bryan de la Fuente, Oswaldo Minda, Carlos Borja, Erick Torres.