Timbers, Whitecaps race to 2-2 draw
October 6, 2013, 7:06 pm
When the dust settled after a flurry of second half goals, the Timbers found themselves traveling back home with one point in tow after a 2-2 draw against the Whitecaps.
Based on how the game started, you'd have never guessed it would finish with four combined goals.
It took 41 minutes for the first club to get on the board, and it came off a rocket of a kick from Darlington Nagbe, who nestled his shot into the upper left corner of the net.
Portland took that 1-0 lead into the second half, and it appeared the score might have held up through full time.
But then a 3-minute stretch unlike any other in Timbers history unfolded.
It began in the 76th minute when Vancouver's Camilo pocketed a free kick to even up the game at 1 apiece.
One minute later, off the reset, Will Johnson raced down the field to put Portland back up 2-1.
Not to be outdone, Vancouver went right down the field on their own reset, and Camilo put away a beautiful bicycle kick to even the score at 2-2.
That score would hold and Portland escaped Vancouver with the draw and one point.
The Timbers now sit at 12-5-14 and are third in the Western Conference standings with 50 points.