- Dairon Asprilla (28', 30')
- Sebastián Blanco (80')
- Lucas Zelarayán (45'+3', 65')
Blanco was at the back post as a loose ball came to him, allowing him to score his first goal of the season.
The Timbers (6-9-8, 26 points) ended a stretch of two losses and three ties.
Columbus (10-7-6, 36 points) lost for the first time in nine matches (5-0-3 entering Saturday), but the outcome was not surprising since the Crew have never won in Portland (0-4-2).
The Timbers took a 2-0 lead when Dairon Asprilla scored in the 28th and 30th minutes to match his goal production in his previous 14 matches. But Lucas Zelarayan rallied the Crew, scoring in the third minute of first-half stoppage time and in the 65th to make it 2-2.
Portland was 1-4-5 in its previous 10 matches and had scored just five goals during that stretch, including four 0-0 scorelines.
All was forgotten when Asprilla erupted. He gave the Timbers the 1-0 lead after the Crew couldn't clear a corner kick. In the ensuing scramble, he was left alone on the right side of the box and converted a pass from Dario Zuparic.
Zelarayan got the equalizer with a rip from 25 yards out to the top right corner after a pass by Steven Moreira.
--Field Level Media
- Timothy Ford
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