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Fernandez scores on debut to snare Portland point in Texas

Santos Laguna v Necaxa - Torneo Clausura 2019 Liga MX

TORREON, MEXICO - MARCH 17: Brian Fernandez of Necaxa reacts during the 11th round match between Santos Laguna and Necaxa as part of the Torneo Clarusra 2019 Liga MX at Corona Stadium on March 17, 2019 in Torreon, Mexico. (Photo by Manuel Guadarrama/Getty Images)

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Brian Fernandez scored on debut to lead the Portland Timbers in a 1-1 draw with the Dynamo in Houston on Wednesday.

Portland moves to 3-6-2 on the year, while Houston remains fourth despite moving onto 20 points.

Houston led on a 40th minute goal from Mauro Manotas, and Timbers boss Giovani Savarese turned to his new record signing in the 65th minute.

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A dozen minutes later, Sebastian Blanco hit this dime to Fernandez, who arrived from Necaxa last week.

The 24-year-old Argentine picked up where he left off in Liga MX, where he scored 18 times in 32 matches.

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