PORTLAND, Ore. – The San Jose Earthquakes battled to a 1-1 draw against the Portland Timbers in their opener of a four-team tournament at JELD-WEN Field Monday night.
Portland got on the board first after Kalif Alhassan played a short corner to Diego Chara. Alhassan took the return pass and looped a shot to the far post for a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute.
San Jose equalized in the 59th minute as Hanyer Mosquera deflected in a cross from Chris Wondolowski for an own goal. Tressor Moreno created the initial attack after intercepting a pass in the attacking third before finding Wondolowski with a leading ball into the right side of the area.
The Quakes return to action on Thursday when they take on AIK (Sweden) at JELD-WEN Field. The match will kickoff at 5 p.m. PT and will be livestreamed at www.sjearthquakes.com.
San Jose wraps up the Portland tournament with a 2:30 p.m. match against Chivas USA on Sunday. That game will also be livestreamed on www.sjearthquakes.com.
San Jose Earthquakes (2-1-3) vs. Portland Timbers (3-0-2)
February 27, 2012 – JELD-WEN Field
Scoring Summary: POR – Kalif Alhassan (Diego Chara) 15; SJ – Own Goal (Hanyer Mosquera) 59.
Misconduct Summary: SJ – Ramiro Corrales (caution) 35; POR – Hanyer Mosquera (caution) 70; SJ – Steven Beitashour (caution) 71.
Portland Timbers – Troy Perkins, Mike Chabala, Hanyer Mosquera, Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Ryan Kawulok (Lovel Palmer 78), Kalif Alhassan, Jack Jewsbury, James Marcelin, Eric Alexander (Darlington Nagbe 60), Diego Chara, Jorge Perlaza (Bright Dike 73).
TOTAL SHOTS: 10; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; SAVES: 5; FOULS: 14; OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 7.
San Jose Earthquakes – Jon Busch, Steven Beitashour, Victor Bernardez, Justin Morrow, Ramiro Corrales, Marvin Chavez, Sam Cronin (Jean-Marc Alexandre 63), Rafael Baca (Tressor Moreno 57), Shea Salinas, Chris Wondolowski (Sercan Guvenisik 84), Steven Lenhart (Khari Stephenson 71).
TOTAL SHOTS: 11; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; SAVES: 4; FOULS: 17; OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 7.