FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Portland’s own goal in the 89th minute gave the New England Revolution a 1-1 draw with the Timbers on Wednesday night.
Kelyn Rowe had a long volley to the far post that JeVaughn Watson tapped out front where it appeared Femi Hollinger-Janzen converted for his first MLS goal. However, it was ruled that the ball went off Portland defender Jermaine Taylor.
“Obviously, it’s unfortunate to give up a goal on one of the last plays of the game, but I thought overall the plan was executed very well,” Timbers coach Caleb Porter said. “We’ll take the point, and we’ll take the positives. I thought we were very solid today.”
Jack Barmby’s fortunate touch in the 64th minute put Portland (2-3-3) on top. Two minutes after entering the game, Barmby took a cross from Darlington Nagbe and mishit the ball, driving it into the ground before it bounced over keeper Bobby Shuttleworth and slipped inside the far post. It was Barmby’s first goal.
“I think the thing that we have to realize is that he’s a young kid,” Porter said. “He’s 21-years-old. And, you know, he’s learning. But, he took the goal pretty well. It was a little bit lucky, but he was in the right spot.”
New England (1-2-6) had a 16-8 shot advantage but put only two on target. It is the first time in Revolution history they have had just one win through nine games.
“Obviously, you want to take three points at home, but as you guys saw in the game, we obviously peppered them with crosses, shots,” New England defender Donnie Smith said. “It’s just a matter of time until you get one or two and the floodgates open. I think everyone will see a lot more goals out of us.”