The Portland Timbers are in first place in the Western Conference, barely.
Entering Thursday's rivalry match with Seattle tied at 31 points each, Portland (9-5-5) drew the Sounders (9-4-5) 1-1 at CenturyLink Field. Both teams are tied with 32 points each, but Seattle has played one less game and leads in points-per-contest.
The Timbers goal came off a rebound of a Yimmi Charà shot from Andrés Flores, who saw his first game action in over a year in relief of Jeremy Ebobisse. It was his first goal in over two years.
The remainder of the contest included some back-and-forth play with the Sounders being the aggressors coming up with 8 corner kicks, but Portland's backline did not allow a shot on target until the 93rd minute.
Will Bruin scored off a corner kick in the 93rd minute to equalize Seattle.
Coincidentally, Portland gave up an equalizing 93rd minute goal against LAFC on Sunday.
Next, the Timbers have time to rest before hosting the LA Galaxy on Wednesday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m. PT at Providence Park.