Portland Timbers, Vancouver Whitecaps tie in MLS — as usual
The host Vancouver Whitecaps and Portland Timbers played to a 2-2 draw in Major League Soccer.
The Associated Press
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VANCOUVER, B.C. – Camilo Sanvezzo scored two goals, including one off a bicycle kick in the 78th minute that pulled the Vancouver Whitecaps into a wild 2-2 draw with Portland in a Cascadia Cup rivalry match Sunday night in Major League Soccer.
Sanvezzo scored in the 76th minute to tie the score at 1, but Will Johnson answered in the 77th to put the Timbers ahead.
Vancouver and Portland also tied in their previous two meetings this season.
“At the end of the day, you’ve got to congratulate Camilo on two unbelievable, world-class goals,” Portland defender Jack Jewsbury said.
The Timbers (12-5-14) extended their unbeaten streak to five, but remained in third place in the Western Conference behind Real Salt Lake and Sounders FC. Portland is vying for its first playoff berth since joining MLS in 2011.
Vancouver (11-11-9) is winless in four straight matches, with time running out for a second consecutive playoff appearance.
The Cascadia Cup is an annual three-way competition between the Whitecaps, Timbers and Sounders. Seattle is leading.
Vancouver plays in Seattle on Wednesday, while the Timbers will host Sounders FC on Sunday.
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At Galaxy 5, Chivas USA 0
Landon Donovan of Los Angeles scored twice in the first half, tying Jeff Cunningham’s MLS career goals record. Donovan has 134 regular-season goals, passing Jaime Moreno (133) and matching Cunningham’s total.