Portland, OR (Sports Network) - D.C. United and the Portland Timbers exchanged second-half goals in a 1-1 draw at Jeld-Wen Field on Saturday.
United was awarded a dubious penalty at the hour mark when Perry Kitchen's cross was blocked by the arm of David Horst. Chris Pontius took the opportunity in stride, converting the ensuing kick to give the visitors the lead.
But Portland was able to draw level 11 minutes from time as Bright Dike capped some fine build up play by beating Bill Hamid from a tough angle.
D.C. (15-10-6) stays put in fourth place in the Eastern Conference where it sits two points clear of the fifth-place Houston Dynamo.
Portland (7-15-9) remains second from bottom in the West, improving to 30 points on the season.
Never a stranger to the big stage, David Beckham was finally overwhelmed and reduced to tears as he went out in a burst of fireworks and cheers Saturday in his final home game for Paris Saint-Germain before retirement.
RailHawks take out Galaxy 2-1 The Carolina RailHawks scored twice in the second half to upset the L.A. Galaxy of the MLS at WakeMed Soccer Park Tuesday in front of a sell-out crowd during the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Shriver, RailHawks top Ft. Lauderdale, 3-1 Behind two Brian Shriver goals the Carolina RailHawks beat Ft. Lauderdale 3-1 Saturday and improved to 2-1-0 on the season. They currently sit atop the NASL standings with 7 points.
Back of the Net Soccer Show with Charlie Slagle 9/4/10 CASL CEO Charlie Slagle hosted Vice President for Sports Marketing for the Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau, Scott Dupree, Jeff Witt from the "Magnificent Mile", Director of Coaching Development of the NSCAA, Jeff Tipping, and former US National Team star Claudio Reyna on 99.9FM The Fan ESPN Radio.