Cabezas’ late goal denies Timbers a win

Goal in 81st minute gives Houston 2-2 draw with Portland




HOUSTON — Juan Cabezas scored the tying goal for Houston in the 81st minute, Diego Valeri had a goal and an assist for Portland and the Dynamo and Timbers settled for a 2-2 draw Saturday night.

Memo Rodriguez set up Cabezas’ goal that helped keep the Dynamo (9-7-6) unbeaten at home against the Timbers. Houston is 3-0-3 against Portland in Houston. The draw also extended the Dynamo’s home unbeaten streak to 11 matches overall.

Valeri gave Portland (8-8-7) a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute, and Mauro Manotas tied it in the 37th. Sebastian Blanco scored in the 43rd to put the Timbers back in front.


Portland 2 0—2

Houston 1 1—2

First half—1, Portland, Valeri 11 (Valentin, Nagbe), 13th minute. 2, Houston, Manotas 7, 37th. 3, Portland, Blanco 5 (Valeri), 43rd.

Second half—4, Houston, Cabezas 1 (Rodriguez), 81st.

Goalies—Portland, Jake Gleeson; Houston, Tyler Deric.

Yellow Cards—Miller, Portland, 65th; Chara, Portland, 68th; Cabezas, Houston, 85th.

Red Cards—None.

A—19,382 (22,039)


Portland—Jake Gleeson, Zarek Valentin, Larrys Mabiala, Lawrence Olum, Roy Miller, Diego Chara, David Guzman, Darlington Nagbe (Victor Arboleda, 75th), Diego Valeri, Sebastian Blanco, Fanendo Adi (Jeremy Ebobisse, 72nd).

Houston—Tyler Deric, A.J. DeLaGarza, Adolfo Machado, Leonardo, DaMarcus Beasley, Ricardo Clark (Memo Rodriguez, 59th), Juan Cabezas, Alex, Andrew Wenger (Alberth Elis, 46th), Erick Torres (Romell Quioto, 62nd), Mauro Manotas.