Disputed goal gives San Jose 2-2 tie with Timbers

Disputed goal gives San Jose 2-2 tie with Timbers

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SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Goalie Joe Bendik #23 of the Portland Timbers argues with referee Armando Villarreal during their game against the San Jose Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium on September 19, 2012 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on September 20, 2012 at 6:51 AM

Updated Thursday, Sep 20 at 6:53 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Chris Wondolowski scored two goals in the second half, including the tying goal in stoppage time, to lift the San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-2 draw with the Portland Timbers on Wednesday night.

The stoppage goal drew heated arguments from Timbers players about a blown offsides call that ended a physical match between the two sides.

Wondolowski, who entered the game in the 58th minute, scored his 20th and 21st goals — extending his franchise single-season record, career-high and league-leading total — to help San Jose (17-6-6) improve to 11-0-5 in its last 16 matches at Buck Shaw Stadium. The Earthquakes also remained three points ahead of Sporting Kansas City in the Supporters' Shield race for the most points in the standings.

Portland (7-14-8), which got two goals from Danny Mwanga, squandered an opportunity for its first road win of the season. Instead, the Timbers remained winless in a 16th straight road match and are on pace to be just the fifth MLS club to go a full season without a road victory.

More: Timbers match summary

 

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