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Timbers get a tie

Jewsbury scores in 1-1 draw at New England
by: JIM ROGASH Jack Jewsbury (left) celebrates his goal with Portland Timbers teammate Kalif Alhasan during Saturday night's 1-1 draw with New England in Foxborough, Mass.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Captain Jack Jewsbury's tying goal in the first half helped the Portland Timbers earn their first MLS point with a 1-1 draw at New England on Saturday.

Attendance was announced as 7,114 for the game, which was played in temperatures near 50 degrees.

The Timbers, who had dropped their first two league matches, trailed after 22 minutes on a goal by the Revolution's Stephen McCarthy.

Jewsbury answered with a shot along the ground in the 38th minute, when he was left open as two defenders tried unsuccessfully to take the ball from Portland's Jeremy Hall just inside the box. Hall and Kenny Cooper each earned an assist.

Portland's fourth MLS game will be at home, as the Timbers (0-2-1, one point) have off until their April 14 game against Chicago at Jeld-Wen Field.

New England (1-0-2, four points) led in shots 15-12 at Gillette Stadium, and each team had six shots on goal and four corner kicks.

Timber goalkeeper Jake Gleeson went the distance, playing in place of injured Adin Brown and Troy Perkins.