Real Salt Lake's Cole Grossman kept his focus when the Portland Timbers lost theirs.
Darlington Nagbe scored the go-ahead goal in the 33rd minute and the Timbers held on to defeat FC Dallas 2-1 Saturday night. Ryan Johnson also scored for Portland, which moved into third place in Major League Soccer's Western Conference, a point ahead of the Los Angeles Galaxy and two in front of Vancouver.
Alvaro Saborio scored once and assisted on Joao Plata's goal to lead Real Salt Lake to the U.S. Open Cup final for the first time with a 2-1 victory over the Portland Timbers on Wednesday night.
Less than 12 hours after a hard-fought Cascadia Cup match against rival Vancouver, Portland Timbers captain Will Johnson was slogging a wheelbarrow full of bark chips through a public park.
All those draws are starting to weigh on the Portland Timbers.
The Portland Timbers continued their strong play on the road with a scoreless draw against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.
The player was detained and questioned after the allegations surfaced in Kansas City in April. On Thursday, prosecutors said they did not find enough evidence to press charges.
Andrew Jean-Baptiste had been planning a celebration for just this kind of moment.
Jeld-Wen field will play host to the 2014 All-Star Game in late July or early August.
Bernardo Anor's early goal helped the Columbus Crew defeat Portland 1-0 on Sunday to end the Timbers' 15-game unbeaten streak.
Futty Danso landed a penalty kick to give Portland a 1-0 edge over Mexican club Monarcas Morelia in an international friendly.
Darlington Nagbe had a goal and an assist to lead the Portland Timbers to a 3-2 win over FC Dallas in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday night.
Frederic Piquionne, Will Johnson and Ryan Johnson scored and the Portland Timbers ran their unbeaten streak to 15 games with a 3-0 victory Sunday over Colorado.
Portland (6-1-9) extended its unbeaten streak to 14 matches with its third shutout in the last four.