Timbers, Chivas fight to tie
CARSON, Calif. -- Diego Valeri scored in the 50th minute to lift the Portland Timbers to a 1-1 draw against Chivas USA on Saturday night.
Jose Valencia held the ball inside the area and squared a pass to Valeri, who sent a shot past Chivas goalie Dan Kennedy for his seventh goal of the season.
Portland (10-5-13) remained winless in its last eight road matches.
Bryan de la Fuente scored in the 23rd minute for Chivas USA (6-15-8). Carlos Borja sent a cross in from the left side to the middle of the penalty area, where De La Fuente powered a header past Donovan Ricketts.
Chivas scored the first goal for the 10th time in its last 12 matches, but are just 3-5-4 in that span.