COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Gaston Fernandez scored in the 76th minute to lift the Portland Timbers to a 2-2 draw with the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.
Maximiliano Urruti made a nice play to settle a bouncing ball and found Fernandez cutting in the right side of the box. Fernandez then muscled off a defender and finished the great feed past keeper John Berner.
Portland (8-8-12) scored first in the 43rd minute, as Diego Valeri's half-volley cleared Berner for his eighth goal of the season.
Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Joe Nasco woke up this morning as the proud holder of a new MLS record after taking LESS THAN ONE MINUTE to get himself sent off during Friday evening's game against LA Galaxy.
With just 34 seconds on the clock, Nasco scrambled desperately across the floor in an attempt to stop Alan Gordon tapping in the opening goal and duly tripped the Galaxy forward to deny a clear goal-scoring opportunity.
Sadly for Nasco, the referee was left with little option but to brandish his...