FC Dallas Ties With Portland
via The Sports Xchange
Tesho Akindele volleyed in a pass from Hernan Grana in the 80th minute to lift FC Dallas to a 2-2 draw with the Portland Timbers on Saturday at Toyota Field in Frisco, Texas.
FC Dallas (4-0-3, 15 points) remains the only side in MLS without a league loss this season. Portland (5-2-2, 17 points) kept its two-point advantage over FC Dallas in the Supporters’ Shield standings with the most points in the league.
Portland’s Fanendo Adi began the scoring in the 30th minute by heading a free kick from David Guzman past FC Dallas keeper Jesse Gonzales.
FC Dallas tied the match in the 61st minute when Maximiliano Urruti uncorked a wicked, curving shot from just inside the 16-meter box that handcuffed Portland goalkeeper Jeff Attinella and found the right side of the goal.
The Timbers promptly reclaimed the lead 10 minutes later as Sebastian Blanco waited in the box for a pass from off the end line from Alvas Powell and steadied the ball with his right foot before whipping a shot past Gonzalez with his left.
FC Dallas again responded as Akindele corralled a bouncing pass from Grana after an assist from Urruti.
FC Dallas outshot Portland 16-7 for the match and ended up with a 4-2 advantage in shots on goal.
FC Dallas outshot Portland 3-2 in the first half but the Timbers had the shot on goal, which resulted in Adi’s goal. FC Dallas also held the edge in passing accuracy (74 to 67 percent) and time of possession (55.8 to 44.2 percent) but Portland had three corner kicks to none for FC Dallas