Valeri lifts Timbers to draw with Chivas USA

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Associated Press

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 17 at 11:03 PM

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Diego Valeri scored in the 50th minute to lift the Portland Timbers to a 1-1 draw against Chivas USA on Saturday night.

Jose Valencia held the ball inside the area and squared a pass to Valeri, who sent a shot past Chivas goalie Dan Kennedy for his seventh goal of the season. Portland (10-5-13) remained winless in its last eight road matches.

Bryan de la Fuente scored in the 23rd minute for Chivas USA (6-15-8). Carlos Borja sent a cross in from the left side to the middle of the penalty area, where De La Fuente powered a header past Donovan Ricketts.

Chivas scored the first goal for the 10th time in its last 12 games matches, but are just 3-5-4 in that span.

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