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MLS: Portland 3, New York 3 (tie)

March 3, 2013 at 11:37 PM   |   Comments

PORTLAND, Ore., March 3 (UPI) -- New York's Jamison Olave scored an own-goal in the 83rd minute Sunday, allowing the Portland Timbers to escape with a 3-3 draw.

The Timbers began a rally from 3-1 deficit in the second half when Darlington Nagbe scored on the rebound off a hard Diego Valeri shot in the 56th minute.

They tied it 27 minutes later when substitute Jose Adolfo Valencia launched a shot into the area that bounded off Olave and into the net for the equalizer.

Valeri also netted a first-half tally for the Timbers (0-0-1) in their first game under new head Coach Caleb Porter.

Fabian Espindola scored twice and Olave also found the net in the first half for the Red Bulls (0-0-1), who settled for a tie in their initial contest under the own new mentor, Mike Petke.

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