It was a hot one in Portland. And the second half action in a 3-3 draw between the Portland Timbers and San Jose Earthquakes was just as hot. With supporters lathered in sunscreen, the Timbers scored three second-half goals to battle back and earn a point against their Western Conference foes. It was a day of sunshine, goals, the "Ridgy Roll", some Grimm TV stars and one exciting finish on #PORvSJ. And you captured it all on social media.
A second straight match on national TV and the Rose City shone bright in the late summer sun. Speaking of shining bright, stars from the NBC TV show Grimm were in the house, too. Ok, who brought the sun block?
Behind the scenes, things were falling into place. Walk-out kids, who wants to be in the front of the line? Alright, one at a time, now.
The Timbers Army delivered a touching moment early on in the 8th minute with a salute to club great Jimmy Conway in support of his on-going battle with Alzheimer's; Jimmy wore No. 8. Here's more on the recognition from Comcast Sportsnet NW.
The Timbers found themselves on the wrong side of the scoreline at the break - 19 first-half shots (no typos there, 1-9).
Timbers have absolutely dominated this match, but San Jose took advantage of their one opportunity #RCTID— Jamie Goldberg (@Jamiebgoldberg) September 7, 2014
Alvas Powell kisses one off the post in the second half to start the Timbers' rally. Hope you're sitting down, this is where the roller coaster takes off.
Did Powell call bank shot?— Kelly McLain (@TimbersInsider) September 7, 2014
The Ridgy Roll made its debut at Providence Park - one, two, three, fo, let me see that Ridgy Roll.
San Jose re-gained the lead late, but the Timbers found a late, game-tying goal once again at home this season. Here's how we all reacted at Providence Park:
The action over the final 20 minutes was fast-paced and intense with points on the line and both clubs in a playoff chase.
CAN'T. TWEET. FAST. ENOUGH. #PORvSJ— Major League Soccer (@MLS) September 7, 2014
Another match at Providence Park and more memories made for Timbers fans, from both near and far. The guys even giving the shirts off their back as they thanked the fans.