MLS Capsules

Updated: March 16, 2014, 9:22 PM ET
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Gaston Fernandez scored in the 79th minute to pull the Portland Timbers to a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire on Sunday.

It was the second game that the newly acquired Argentine forward scored a late equalizer. Fernandez's goal in stoppage time gave the Timbers a 1-1 tie in the opener against Philadelphia last weekend.

Jeff Larentowicz scored on a penalty kick in the 19th minute for the Fire, who shook up their starting lineup after a 3-2 loss to Chivas in their opener.

Portland dominated possession at 64 percent, but several good chances at goals just missed. Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson was credited with six saves.

WHITECAPS 1, CHIVAS USA 1, TIE

CARSON, Calif. -- Kekuta Manneh scored in the 81st minute give Vancouver the tie with Chivas USA.

Erick Torres scored for Chivas in the 45th minute. Chivas midfielder Agustin Pelletieri was ejected in the 13th minute for a studs-up tackle on Vancouver's Pedro Morales.

Both teams are 1-0-1.


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