2021 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Fabrice Picault (15')
  • Tyler Pasher (33')
  • Dairon Asprilla (50')
  • Jeremy Ebobisse (90'+1')

Portland Timbers rally to claim draw with Houston Dynamo

Timbers equalize in stoppage time to earn draw with Dynamo (2:00)

Portland comes back from 2-0 and tie Houston with a stoppage-time goal from Jeremy Ebobisse. (2:00)

Jeremy Ebobisse scored on a header in the first minute of second-half stoppage time to lift the visiting Portland Timbers to a 2-2 draw with the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday.

Ebobisse's tally came from the center of the box after a crossing pass on a header from Larrys Mabiala and garnered the Timbers a point in a stirring comeback.

It was the first draw of the year for Portland but it was more than welcome after a ragged first half. The Timbers are 3-1-1 over their past five matches.

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Timbers keeper Aljaz Ivacic had two saves while Marko Maric stopped one shot for Houston.

The Dynamo rushed to the front in the 15th minute, with Fafa Picault employing a header to direct home a pass from Maynor Figueroa after a corner kick by Tyler Pasher. Figueroa's blistering shot rebounded off Ivacic, and Picault quickly pounced on the loose ball and headed it home.

Pasher added to the lead in the 33rd minute as he waited in the center of the box for a pass from Matías Vera that he booted into the bottom right corner of the goal.

Portland cut its deficit to one goal in the 50th minute as Dairon Asprilla and Claudio Bravo got loose on a breakaway. Bravo threaded a pass to Asprilla, who sent it into the bottom left corner.

The Timbers rallied as well in the match statistics, earning advantages in possession percentage (50.4 percent to 49.6 percent), total shots (16-14), total passes (381-379), crosses (19-14) tackles won (10-8) and clearances (26-16). Houston finished ahead in passing accuracy (80.5 percent to 80 percent), shots on goal (4-3), corner kicks (7-4), and duals won (55-46).

The Timbers beat Houston 2-1 on April 24 in Portland in the first meeting of the season for the two teams.