Robbie Findley's first-half goal put a comeback out of reach for the Timbers and Real Salt Lake advanced to the MLS Cup with a 1-0 victory over Portland on Sunday night for a 5-2 aggregate advantage in the Western Conference final.
It's been nearly two weeks since Portland visited Real Salt Lake for the first match of their two-leg Western Conference final. Salt Lake has a 4-2 lead in the goal-aggregate series.
For the Portland Timbers, it all comes down to this: Can they pull off an amazing comeback this weekend or will the curtain come down on their resurgent season?
One year after making an early playoff exit while struggling to score as the season wound down, it's a much different story for Real Salt Lake this time.
Diego Valeri blew kisses to the crowd after his goal in the 44th minute and the Portland Timbers held off the late-charging Seattle Sounders 3-2 Thursday night to advance to Major League Soccer's Western Conference finals.
Ryan Johnson flicked in a header early in the first half, and Darlington Nagbe scored midway through the second half on Saturday night as the Portland Timbers beat the Seattle Sounders 2-1 in the first leg of their Western Conference semifinals series.
You’ve seen members of the Timbers Army chanting non-stop at games and hoisting intricate tifos. Now a group of filmmakers is giving your inside access to the Army as they prepare a series of giant tifos for the last regular season match versus Seattle.
Diego Valeri scored two first-half goals and the Portland Timbers cruised to a 5-0 victory over Chivas USA on Saturday night.
The Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake played to a 0-0 tie Saturday night that left the top of the Western Conference standings unchanged.
The Timbers scored near the end of the first half to edge their way over the visiting Seattle Sounders.
The Timbers (13-5-14) moved into first place in the MLS Western Conference, pulling them closer to the postseason spot with two games left.
Portland will play host to the Seattle Sounders at 6 p.m. Sunday at Jeld-Wen Field in a match with enormous postseason ramifications.
Camilo Sanvezzo scored two quick goals, including one off a bicycle kick in the 78th minute that pulled the Vancouver Whitecaps into a wild 2-2 draw with the Portland Timbers in a Cascadia Cup rivalry match Sunday night.
Maximiliano Urruti scored his first Major League Soccer goal to give the Portland Timbers a 1-0 rain-drenched victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday.
Diego Valeri scored in the 13th minute and Donovan Ricketts earned his 10th shutout of the season, leading the Portland Timbers to a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Friday night.