In the second half the match was still scoreless. The Timbers had gone a club-record 319 minutes without scoring a goal. But then things finally started going the Timbers way. Jeremy Ebobisse sent a flying header into the back of the net in the 49th minute to give the Timbers the lead. Later on in the 81st minute, Ebobisse scored again, Providence Park erupted, and all was right in the soccer world. But then the next 15 minutes happened.
New England pulled a goal back in the 87th minute when forward Gustavo Bou flicked in a cross from Teal Bunbury. The Timbers still held a 2-1 lead and weren’t panicking. But then in stoppage time, Timbers midfielder Larrys Mabiala made contact with Wilfried Zahibo in the. After a video review, referee Jair Marrufo awarded the Revolution a controversial penalty kick. Gil converted the penalty kick as the stadium erupted in boos. The PK was awarded 6 minutes into stoppage time when there was only supposed to be 4 minutes played.
Timbers head coach Gio Savarese said after the game “3 points were stolen from us.”
With the draw tonight and results around the rest of MLS, Portland moved up to 6th place in the Western Conference.
Up next, the Timbers (13-13-6, 45 points) travel to Kansas City to take on Sporting Kansas City on Sunday.
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