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Valeri scores to lift Timbers to draw with Chivas USA

The Canadian Press

9/15/2013 1:20:14 AM

CARSON, Calif. -- Diego Valeri scored in the 50th minute to lift the Portland Timbers to a 1-1 draw against Chivas USA on Saturday night.

Jose Valencia held the ball inside the area and squared a pass to Valeri, who sent a shot past Chivas goalie Dan Kennedy for his seventh goal of the season. Portland (10-5-13) remained winless in its last eight road matches.

Bryan de la Fuente scored in the 23rd minute for Chivas USA (6-15-8). Carlos Borja sent a cross in from the left side to the middle of the penalty area, where De La Fuente powered a header past Donovan Ricketts.

Chivas scored the first goal for the 10th time in its last 12 games matches, but are just 3-5-4 in that span.