HOUSTON — Jeremy Ebobisse scored in stoppage time to give the Portland Timbers a 2-2 draw with the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night.
Ebobisse headed home a wide cross from Larrys Mabiala in the 91st minute, capping the second-half comeback for the Timbers (4-4-1). It was the forward’s first goal of the season.
Dairon Asprilla pulled Portland within one in the 50th minute, gathering a lead pass from Claudio Bravo and placing a chip shot over the goalkeeper.
The Dynamo (3-3-4) opened the scoring in the 15th minute on Fafà Picault’s close-range header. Portland goalkeeper Aljaz Ivacic did well to block Maxi Urruti’s volley following a corner kick, and Picault reacted quickest to nod home his second goal of the year.
Tyler Pasher extended the Houston lead in the 33rd, curling home a right-footed shot from the top of the penalty area.
Both teams hit the crossbar during the first half, beginning with Dynamo center back Maynor Figueroa heading a Vera cross off the woodwork in the 28th minute. Portland midfielder Eryk Williamson fired a volley smack off the crossbar in the 42nd minute after executing a give-and-go with Pablo Bonilla.
TIMBERS 2, DYNAMO 2 (tie)
Portland 0 2—2
Houston 2 0—2
First Half—1, Houston, Picault, 2 (Figueroa), 15th minute; 2, Houston, Pasher, 2 (Vera), 33rd.
Second Half—3, Portland, Asprilla, 3 (Bravo), 50th; 4, Portland, Ebobisse, 1 (Mabiala), 90th+2.
Goalies—Portland, Aljaz Ivacic, Hunter Sulte, Steve Clark; Houston, Marko Maric, Michael Nelson.
Yellow Cards—Bonilla, Portland, 38th; Picault, Houston, 59th; Mabiala, Portland, 72nd; Blanco, Portland, 73rd.
Referee—Armando Villarreal. Assistant Referees—Michael Barwegen, Tiffini Turpin, Sorin Stoica. 4th Official—Elvis Osmanovic.
Portland—Aljaz Ivacic; Pablo Bonilla (Jose van Rankin, 62nd), Claudio Bravo, Zac McGraw, Bill Tuiloma, Dario Zuparic (Larrys Mabiala, 49th); Eryk Williamson, Renzo Zambrano (Diego Chara, 71st); Dairon Asprilla (Sebastian Blanco, 71st, Blake Bodily, 90th+2), Jeremy Ebobisse, Marvin Loria (Diego Valeri, 51st).
Houston—Marko Maric; Maynor Figueroa, Adam Lundqvist, Tim Parker, Tyler Pasher (Ariel Lassiter, 75th), Zarek Valentin; Joe Corona (Darwin Ceren, 70th), Derrick Jones (Boniek Garcia, 88th), Fafa Picault (Sam Junqua, 89th), Matias Vera; Maximiliano Urruti.