Dike lifts Timbers to tie with DC United

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PORTLAND (AP) — Bright Dike scored in the 79th minute to lift the Portland Timbers to a 1-1 draw with D.C. United on Saturday night.

The Timbers (7-15-9), eighth in the Western Conference, avoided elimination from the postseason race.

Chris Pontius scored on a penalty kick in the 60th minute to give United (15-10-6) the lead.

Pontius's 12th goal of the season came after a hand ball call on Timbers defender David Horst.

which had several Timbers in the referee's face. Horst was given a yellow card and Timbers fans shouted boos and expletives on the officials. The officials were also booed as they left the field after the game.

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