Houston were held to 2-2 draw by Portland down on Thursday at BBVA Compass Stadium. As the table looks today, both teams are on 13 points and occupy 5th and 6th places respectively after 12 matches.
Houston dominated the first half, with Picault finding the net at the 16 minute mark. However they weren’t finished yet and Pasher made it 2-0, on 33 minutes. The score at half time was 2-0.
The Timbers started strong in the second half and were able to dominate, thanks to an early goal from Asprilla in the 50th minute. Portland then scored once more and found an equaliser thanks to a goal from Ebobisse just before the final whistle to make it 2-2.
For Houston, Lassiter, Cerén, Boniek García and Junqua, came on for Pasher, Corona, Picault and Jones. Portland brought on Mabiala, Valeri, Van Rankin, Chará and Blanco, to replace Župarić, Loria, Bonilla, Zambrano and Asprilla.
There were bookings for Picault from Houston. For Portland, Bonilla, Mabiala and Blanco saw yellow.
|Houston Dynamo:||Marić, Figueroa, Parker, Lundqvist, Valentin, Jones (Junqua, min.89), Corona (Cerén, min.69), Vera, Pasher (Lassiter, min.68), Maxi Urruti and Picault (Boniek García, min.89)|
|Portland Timbers:||Ivačič, Tuiloma, Župarić (Mabiala, min.46), Bonilla (Van Rankin, min.60), Mcgraw, Williamson, Zambrano (Chará, min.69), Loria (Valeri, min.46), Ebobisse, Bravo and Asprilla (Blanco, min.71)|
|Stadium:||BBVA Compass Stadium|
|Goals:||Picault (1-0, min. 16), Pasher (2-0, min. 33), Asprilla (2-1, min. 50) and Ebobisse (2-2, min. 91)|