Alan Gordon scored his first goal with San Jose, lifting the Earthquakes to a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers on Saturday night in Santa Clara, Calif.
Gordon struck a powerful header from 14 yards off Steven Beitashour’s long, looping pass in the 67th minute, beating Portland goalkeeper Troy Perkins to the back post.
Kenny Cooper tapped in a low cross from Jorge Perlaza to put Portland (7-10-5) ahead in the 23rd minute, but the Timbers couldn’t make it stand up for their second road win in three matches.
San Jose (5-8-10) saw its franchise-record winless streak extended to 10 matches (0-4-6), although the Earthquakes avoided being shut out for the eighth time in those contests.
Gordon, acquired from Toronto FC on July 14 as part of a four-player trade, was playing his second match for the Earthquakes due to strained right quadriceps.
He came off the bench in the 56th minute as San Jose searched desperately for an offensive spark.
It didn’t take long to find one. Gordon cut inside Portland center back Eric Brunner to reach Beitashour’s cross, and his header left Perkins with no chance to stop it.
Dynamo 1, at Union 1: Geoff Cameron’s goal in the 85th minute gave Houston a draw with Philadelphia in Chester, Pa.
Houston (6-7-10) is still winless on the road at 0-4-7. Toronto FC (0-7-5) and Vancouver Whitecaps FC (0-8-4) are the only other two teams without a road victory.
Toronto FC 3, at D.C. United 3: Dwayne De Rosario capped his hat trick by converting a game-tying penalty kick in the 88th minute to help D.C. United salvaged a draw.
United (6-6-9) had not trailed until the 86th minute, when Andy Iro chipped in Danny Koevermans’ corner for Toronto (3-11-11).
At Real Salt Lake 3, Red Bulls 0: Nat Borchers and Luis Gil each scored in the first half in Sandy, Utah, as Real Salt Lake (10-5-6) ended a 200-minute scoring drought.
New York (6-6-12) lost starting goalkeeper Frank Rost with a strained quadriceps in the first half.
Chivas USA 3, at Revolution 2: Alejandro Moreno scored two goals and Chivas USA (7-8-8) extended its unbeaten streak over New England (4-10-9) to five matches .
At Galaxy 3, FC Dallas 1: Juninho scored the go-ahead goal in the 62nd minute and David Beckham had three assists to lead Los Angeles.
Omar Gonzalez and Mike Magee scored on headers for the Galaxy (13-3-9), who moved six points ahead of last year’s MLS Cup runner-ups in the Western Conference.