By Akyereko Frimpong Manson
Ghanaian midfielder Khalif Alhassan came off the substitute bench to score a late goal for Portland Timbers in their pulsating 3-3 stalemate against ten-man Real Salt Lake in the American Major Soccer League on Thursday.
Salt Lake had cancelled Timbers early lead handed them by Rodney Wallace and Argentine midfielder Javier Morales had also shot them 2-1 ahead at the JELD-WEN Field in Oregona.
Diego Váleri pecked the scoring with spot-kick and Alhassan, son of former Ghana international forward George Alhassan, came off the bench to restore their lead four minutes from time.
Khalif, 22, had come off the bench in the 79th minute to replace Darlington Nagbe and shot Timbers into the lead with a neat finish from just outside of the area.
But Salt Lake who were reduced to ten men after Yordany Alvarez Oropeza sending off still managed to level the scoring with a stoppage time equaliser.