Timbers start fast, hold on for 1-1 draw

San Jose recovers and dominates much of preseason match
Feb. 27, 2012 / By Cliff Pfenning

Two weeks before the start of the Major League Soccer season, the Portland Timbers jumped out to an inspiring start with a goal just 15 minutes into their preaseason match with San Jose Monday night at Jeld-Wen Field.

Kalif Alhassan scored with a spectacular curving shot for a 1-0 lead, but the Earthquakes recovered and controlled most the remaining 75 minutes, settling for a 1-all draw in the first round of the four-team tournament.

Hanyer Mosquera, trying to control a cross, knocked the ball in for an own goal, tying the score in the 60th minute.

The tournament continues for the Timbers Thursday night with a match against Chivas USA and concludes Sunday against AIK.