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BY PAUL DANZER/PORTLAND TRIBUNE/Seattle shorthanded, but pulls off 2-2 draw with Portland Timbers on Sunday night at Providence Park

Clint Dempsey scored in stoppage time to earn the Seattle Sounders a 2-2 draw with the Portland Timbers on Sunday at Providence Park.

Dempsey, who came on at halftime, finished a flying header off a long cross as a 10-man Sounders team earned a meaningful tie and handed the Timbers a third consecutive, dispiriting result.

The Timbers (7-7-5) fell behind but took a 2-1 lead into halftime after scoring twice in the final moments of the first half. Portland tied the match in the 44th minute and took the lead in stoppage time.

The tying goal came from a Fanendo Adi penalty kick after the Sounders' Brad Evans scissor-kicked Darlington Nagbe to the turf inside the penalty area.

Nagbe was turning to shoot after the ball bounced to him on a play that started with a Dairon Asprilla cross that Seattle's Roman Torres failed to head clear.

Evans received a red card from referee Ricardo Salazar on the play, forcing the Sounders to play with 10 men.

Then, after Seattle (5-7-7) mis-headed a ball for a Portland corner kick, Asprilla rose to meet David Guzman's corner kick and drove it under the crossbar with his head.

The Sounders struck in the 27th minute, making Portland pay for a series of mistakes. Joevin Jones collected a loose ball on the left wing and turned around Alvas Powell before driving a low shot. Timbers goalkeeper Jake Gleeson made a punch save, but the rebound went right to Jones, who was unmarked and hit the open net.

Nest for the Timbers is a road match on Saturday against MLS Western Conference leader Sporting Kansas City (8-4-6).

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