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Result: Timbers come from behind to draw with conference leaders

Portland Timbers draw at home to San Jose Earthquakes following a second-half improvement.

Portland Timbers have earned a draw with San Jose Earthquakes thanks to a second-half comeback.

The away side started well and created several chances, but Robert Salinas and Marvin Chavez could only shoot wide from inside the box.

San Jose were awarded a penalty in the 24th minute after Donovan Ricketts brought down Steven Lenhart and their top scorer Chris Wondolowski made no mistake from the spot and put them 1-0 up.

It could have been 2-0 before half-time but a last-ditch tackle denied Wondolowski a second after he had beaten the offside trap.

After the break Portland started to create more chances, first through Darlington Nagbe and then Salvatore Zizzo.

They managed to get their equaliser midway through the second half when Bright Dike gathered the rebound to his own shot and scored at the second attempt.

There were few other chances until in the last minute, Ricketts made an important double save to keep the scores level.

San Jose remain top of the Western conference, while Portland are in eighth palce.

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Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Atlanta UnitedAtlanta30196565362963
2New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls30185755322359
3New York City FCNY City30148852391350
4Columbus Crew3013893938147
5Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia29134124145-443
6Montreal ImpactMontreal30124144247-540
7DC United2898114848035
8New England RevolutionNew England29811104345-235
9Toronto2986155057-730
10Chicago Fire2977154354-1128
11Orlando City3075184066-2626

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Sporting Kansas CityKansas28156754342051
2Los Angeles FCLos Angeles29148757431450
3Dallas28148647371050
4Portland TimbersPortland3013894444047
5Real Salt LakeSalt Lake30136114949045
6Seattle SoundersSeattle28135103729844
7Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver28117104654-840
8Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy29108115459-538
9Houston DynamoHouston3089134743433
10Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd29103164255-1333
11Colorado RapidsColorado2967163254-2225
12San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes3048184563-1820

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