Real Salt Lake pulls to 3-3 draw against Timbers - NBC Sports

Real Salt Lake pulls to 3-3 draw against Timbers
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Portland Timbers' Rodney Wallace, right, battles Brandon McDonald (44) of Real Salt Lake during the first half of an MLS Soccer game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday August 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
August 22, 2013, 1:30 am

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Cole Grossman scored in stoppage time and Real Salt Lake played to a 3-3 draw against the Portland Timbers to remain in first place in Major League Soccer's Western Conference.

Grossman's goal in the 93rd minute came after Kalif Alhassan scored in the 86th minute for Portland. With the tie, the Timbers pulled even with the Colorado Rapids for second place in the conference standings.

The Timbers went ahead in the 24th minute on Rodney Wallace's header off a free kick from Valeri.

Veteran defender Nat Borchers tied it at 1 with an unassisted goal for Salt Lake in the 38th minute.

Javier Morales' penalty kick in the 43rd minute gave Real Salt Lake a 2-1 lead and Portland evened the score on Valeri's penalty kick in the 57th minute after Morales was yellow-carded.

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