Portland Timbers score two away goals in CONCACAF Champions League draw

Marathon celebrates
Marathon celebrates
EPA Images

The Portland Timbers squandered a pair of one-goal leads and wound up with a 2-2 draw against hosts Marathon on Tuesday in the opening leg of the teams' CONCACAF Champions League round-of-16 match at San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

The second leg of the total-goal series is scheduled for April 13 in Portland.

- Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)

The Timbers jumped on top when Felipe Mora scored in the 35th minute on a shot from just above the penalty spot.

Marathon drew level four minutes later when Edwin Solano's centering pass led to a tap-in for Brayan Castillo.

In the 59th minute, Portland's Diego Valeri took a long-range free kick that Marathon goalie Denovan Torres saved onto the goalpost, only to have the ball ricochet off his back and into the net for an own goal.

Marathon's Marlon Ramirez pulled the hosts level by driving across the top of the 16-yard box and hitting a low shot to bottom left corner past Timbers goalie Steve Clark.