Ridgewell gives Timbers 1-1 draw at New England



FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Liam Ridgewell scored his first career MLS goal for Portland in the Timbers’ 1-1 tie with the New England Revolution on Saturday night.

Ridgewell stole the ball near midfield, dribbled past two defenders and slotted home a shot from inside the penalty area in the 65th minute. He joined Portland (7-7-10) on June 25, after he signed a designated player contract from the English Premier League’s West Bromwich Albion.

Charlie Davies scored for a second consecutive game in the 27th minute — his first MLS goals since 2011. He got behind the defense and slid a tough-angled ball off the far post.

New England (8-12-3) goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth preserved the draw with his diving save on Maximiliano Urruti’s close-range attempt in the 82nd minute.


Portland 0 1–1

New England 1 0–1

First half–1, New England, Davies 2 (Fagundez), 27th minute.

Second half–2, Portland, Ridgewell 1, 65th.

Goalies–Portland, Donovan Ricketts; New England, Bobby Shuttleworth.

Yellow Cards–Fernandez, Portland, 53rd.

Referee–Mark Geiger. Assistant Referees–Greg Barkey. Matthew Nelson. 4th Official–Robert Sibiga.


Portland–Donovan Ricketts, Norberto Paparatto, Michael Harrington, Liam Ridgewell, Diego Valeri, Diego Chara, Danny O’Rourke, Will Johnson, Gaston Fernandez (Steve Zakuani, 78th), Fanendo Adi (Maximiliano Urruti, 60th), Rodney Wallace (Darlington Nagbe, 54th).

New England–Bobby Shuttleworth, Jose Goncalves, Kevin Alston (Darrius Barnes, 28th), Andrew Farrell, A.J. Soares, Lee Nguyen (Daigo Kobayashi, 57th), Kelyn Rowe, Diego Fagundez, Scott Caldwell, Charlie Davies (Patrick Mullins, 75th), Teal Bunbury.