Canada's Nelson scores 1st MLS goal to lift Toronto FC into draw with Real Salt Lake

Substitute Jayden Nelson's first career MLS goal, an opportunistic strike from long-range, lifted Toronto FC into a 2-2 draw with Real Salt Lake on Saturday.

CF Montreal gets late comeback win over Red Bulls, Portland Timbers tops Whitecaps

Toronto FC's Jayden Nelson (7), seen during a previous match, scored a highlight-reel goal to give Toronto FC a 2-2 draw with hosts Real Salt Lake on Saturday. (Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Substitute Jayden Nelson's first career MLS goal, an opportunistic strike from long-range, lifted Toronto FC into a 2-2 draw with Real Salt Lake on Saturday.

The 19-year-old Canadian stole the ball off Damir Kreilach after the Salt Lake captain got it from goalkeeper Zac MacMath. Nelson looked up, saw McMath was out of position and fired it home from 35 yards-plus in the 79th minute.

Salt Lake cried foul but the goal survived video review with referee Marcos de Oliveira ruling Nelson had not fouled. The goal came in Nelson's 20th MLS regular-season appearance.

Kosi Thompson, another 19-year-old, also scored his first MLS goal for Toronto.

WATCH l Nelson scores equalizer for Toronto FC:

Jayden Nelson’s first MLS goal ties it late for Toronto FC

6 months ago
Duration 1:11
Jayden Nelson of Brampton, Ont. scored his first MLS goal in the 79th minute to draw even with Real Salt Lake.

"A fantastic goal," said Toronto FC head coach Bob Bradley, who has seen a few. "The confidence, just the recognition of the moment where the 'keeper's out and now you can take advantage of it."

Toronto defender Carlos Salcedo, who had a difficult game in returning to where he started his MLS career, was sent off in the 86th minute for a high boot that caught Sergio Cordova in the face.

It was a rare point for Toronto (2-2-2) in Utah. TFC has not won in the Beehive State since its first visit there, a 2-1 victory in July 2007. Since then, Salt Lake has won eight of 10 (8-0-2) against TFC.

CF Montreal gets comeback win over Red Bulls

Romell Quioto scored into an empty net in the 81st minute and CF Montreal rallied late to defeat the New York Red Bulls 2-1 in MLS action on Saturday.

Quioto netted the game-winner for Montreal (2-3-1) when he stole the ball from Carlos Coronel after catching the Red Bulls keeper way out in front of the net trying to clear the ball.

Omir Fernandez staked New York (3-2-1) to a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 14th minute.

The lead held until Rudy Camacho pulled Montreal even with a goal in the 71st minute.

WATCH l CF Montreal completes comeback against NY Red Bulls:

CF Montreal completes the comeback against NY Red Bulls

6 months ago
Duration 1:33
CF Montreal's Romell Quioto capitalized on a critical error by Red Bulls goalkeeper Carlos Coronel to make it 2-1 in the 81st minute.

The Red Bulls outshot Montreal 14-9 with a 5-3 advantage in shots on goal.

Sebastian Breza saved four of the five shots he faced for Montreal.

Portland Timbers tops Whitecaps

Dairon Asprilla scored on a first-half penalty kick and the Portland Timbers handed the Whitecaps a 3-2 loss on Saturday, Vancouver's first loss on home turf this season.

Striker Jaroslaw Niezgoda and midfielder Yimi Chara also scored for the Timbers (2-2-3).

Cristian Dajome replied for the 'Caps (1-4-1) in the 76th minute and Ryan Gauld put away a penalty kick in injury time.

It was a busy night for Portland 'keeper Aljaz Ivacic busy, who stopped five shots, while Thomas Hasal made a single save for Vancouver.

WATCH l Portland Timbers edge Vancouver Whitecaps 3-2:

Timbers hold on for win over Whitecaps as Chara scores winner

6 months ago
Duration 1:01
Yimmi Chara's goal in the 78th minute lifts Portland to 3-2 win over Vancouver.

The 'Caps came into Saturday's game with a solid home record, having gone 8-1-2 at B.C. Place since last August.

The match marked the 100th all-time meeting between the Timbers and the Whitecaps, dating back to 1975 with games across six different leagues.

With files from The Associated Press

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