2020 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Diego Chará (6')
  • Jaroslaw Niezgoda (21')
  • Sebastián Blanco (70')
  • Felipe Mora (85')
  • Corey Baird (19')
  • Damir Kreilach (48')
  • Giuseppe Rossi (90')
  • Sam Johnson (90'+4')

Real Salt Lake stuns Portland with equalizer in stoppage time

Portland Timbers & Real Salt Lake split 8 goals for a draw (2:01)

Sam Johnson's goal in stoppage time gives Real Salt Lake a 4-4 draw with Portland Timbers. Watch MLS on ESPN+. (2:01)

Sam Johnson capped off a furious Real Salt Lake rally in Saturday's match against the Portland Timbers, scoring in the final minute of second-half stoppage time to give the visiting side a 4-4 draw with Portland on Saturday night.

Johnson's goal came four minutes after Giuseppe Rossi made it a 4-3 game, and left the Timbers stunned after they seemingly had a victory in hand.

Corey Baird had a goal and two assists, including on Johnson's goal just before the final whistle, and Damir Kreilach had a goal and assist for RSL.

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Felipe Mora, Sebastian Blanco, Jaroslaw Niezgoda and Diego Chara scored goals for the Portland Timbers, who still seek their first win since capturing the MLS is Back tournament title earlier in August.

Mora's goal in the 85th minute seemed to seal it for the Timbers, as it was scored after Real Salt Lake's Nedum Onuoha hit a post with a shot and gave the Timbers a 4-2 lead.

But Rossi, a former Italy national team star, made it closer, and Johnson capped off the comeback. Real Salt Lake got a draw, but has yet to beat Portland in five consecutive regular season matches.

The Timbers scored first when Chara intercepted a soft pass from out of the goal by Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Andrew Putna in the sixth minute. Chara made a move around a defender and slotted home a short-range shot.

RSL responded with Baird's 19th-minute goal, which came after the ball bounced around in front of the Portland goal and landed at Baird's feet.

Portland made it 2-1 with Niezgoda heading in Diego Valeri's corner kick in the 21st minute, Niezgoda's second of the season.

After halftime, Real Salt Lake evened the score again. Kreilach leaped for a martial arts-style kick of a high bounce off a corner kick.

Blanco, the MLS is Back Player of the Tournament, scored his second of the season.