Portland, OR (Sports Network) - Jordan Harvey's 69th-minute goal helped
Vancouver Whitecaps FC snatch a 1-1 draw at Cascadia Cup rivals Portland on
Saturday at Jeld-Wen Field.
The Timbers had the best chance in a first half that lacked goalmouth action
but not energy.
Pa-Modou Kah was handed the opportunity in the 44th minute with a close-range
header that failed to find the target.
Portland got off to a better start in the second half when Diego Valeri took a
pass on the wing and delivered a nice cross into the penalty area that Ryan
Johnson got up to head past Vancouver goalkeeper David Ousted, who was making
his first MLS start.
It took 20 minutes, but the Whitecaps responded from a corner kick with Camilo
driving the ball to the near post for Harvey to turn home with his head.
The best chance for either side to claim three points arrived 12 minutes from
time as Kah had the ball in the net following a corner kick, however he was
ruled to be in an offside position.