Timbers play to a 2-2 draw with Vancouver


VANCOUVER, B.C. – Camilo Sanvezzo scored two goals, including one off a bicycle kick in the 78th minute that pulled the Vancouver Whitecaps into a wild 2-2 draw with Portland in a Cascadia Cup rivalry match Sunday night in Major League Soccer.

Sanvezzo scored in the 76th minute to tie the score at 1, but Will Johnson answered in the 77th to put the Timbers ahead.

Vancouver and Portland also tied in their previous two meetings this season.

“At the end of the day, you’ve got to congratulate Camilo on two unbelievable, world-class goals,” Portland defender Jack Jewsbury said.

The Timbers (12-5-14) extended their unbeaten streak to five, but remained in third place in the Western Conference behind Real Salt Lake and Sounders FC. Portland is vying for its first playoff berth since joining MLS in 2011.

Vancouver (11-11-9) is winless in four straight matches, with time running out for a second consecutive playoff appearance.

The Cascadia Cup is an annual three-way competition between the Whitecaps, Timbers and Sounders. Seattle is leading.

Vancouver plays in Seattle on Wednesday, while the Timbers will host Sounders FC on Sunday.

Rapids 5, Sounders 1

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Deshorn Brown scored twice, the first coming 13 seconds into the game, and Colorado beat undermanned Seattle on Saturday.

Brown’s initial goal set the record for the quickest in franchise history. Dwayne De Rosario holds the MLS mark with his score 11 seconds in for San Jose against Dallas on Sept. 27, 2003.

Dillon Powers, Gabriel Torres and Drew Moor added goals for Colorado (13-9-9). The Rapids, 4-2-0 over their last six games, moved into third place ahead of idle Los Angeles in the Western Conference.

Eddie Johnson scored for Seattle (15-9-6). The Sounders were 1-0-1 in the first two meetings and dropped to 9-2-2 all-time against Colorado.

The Sounders were without leading scorer Obaemi Martins (hip), midfielder Clint Dempsey (hamstring) and defenders Djimi Traore (hamstring) and Leo Gonzalez (hip/groin).


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