Joveljic’s 88th-minute header puts Galaxy level

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Dejan Joveljic scored the equalizer for the LA Galaxy in a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers on Saturday.

Joveljic’s equalizer came on a header in the 88th minute. Julian Araujo got the assist, his well-timed pass from the right corner reaching Joveljic as he came into the penalty area.

Yimmi Chara scored the only goal for the Timbers (3-6-7), ending a breakaway after receiving a pass from Sebastian Blanco.

The Galaxy (7-5-3) outshot the Timbers 10-9, with the Timbers shooting five to two.

Jonathan Bond saved one of two shots he faced for the Galaxy. Aljaz Ivacic made four saves for the Timbers.

The two teams will then play on Saturday. The Galaxy visits the San Jose Earthquakes and the Timbers host the Colorado Rapids.

To recognize the June 19 holiday, players from both teams wore specially designed shirt numbers. All MLS teams are wearing ‘Freedom to Be’ shirt numbers this weekend as part of a collaboration between MLS, the league’s 28 clubs and Black Players for Change, an independent organization of players, d black MLS coaches and staff working to close the racial equality gap in football and society.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.