Valencia gives Timbers 2-2 draw with Whitecaps

Valencia gives Timbers 2-2 draw with Whitecaps
Vancouver Whitecaps' Brad Rusin, from left to right, prevents the ball from going in his team's goal as Young-Pyo Lee, of South Korea, goalkeeper Brad Knighton and Portland Timbers' Rodney Wallace look on during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/ The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Second-half substitute Jose Valencia scored in the 83rd minute to give the Portland Timbers a 2-2 draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night.

Will Johnson also scored for Portland and assisted on the equalizer to help the Timbers (4-1-7) extend their unbeaten strike to 10 games. The tying goal came while Portland was playing with 10 men due to Mamadou Danso's ejection 2 minutes earlier.

Camilo had a goal and an assist, and Gershon Koffie also scored for the Whitecaps (3-4-4), who are 3-0-3 at home.

Valencia scored after receiving a long, high lob from Johnson. Valencia and Vancouver defender Brad Rusin went up for the ball in the Whitecaps' box, and it appeared to touch the Portland player's arm. But play was allowed to continue, and Valencia tucked a short shot inside the near post.