[MLS 2014 COUNTDOWN]
Defending champion Sporting Kansas City and the Portland Timbers played to a 1-1 tie Saturday night before a crowd of 976 fans at North
Stadium at Kino Sports Complex in in Tucson, Ariz.
Sporting KC took the lead on former Timber Sal Zizzo
's goal in the 31st minute but had star
sent off two minutes later. Generation adidas signing Schillo Tshuma
tied the score for the Timbers with
six minutes to play.
for replay of Sporting KC-Portland.)
KC was without national team players Matt Besler
, Graham Zusi
, but had Seth Sinovic
and Chance Myers
back after being released by the national team.
The game marked the
Portland debuts of Argentines German Fernandez
and Norberto Paparatto
MLS: Preseason schedule