The Western Conference trophy was lifted by the Portland Timbers on Sunday, but the players and coaches were ready to look ahead to the MLS Cup following post-game celebrations.
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For the first time in their brief MLS history, the Portland Timbers will play in the MLS Cup after defeating FC Dallas, 5-3, on aggregate.
The MLS conference finals will end on Sunday, and SBI will be providing live commentary on tonight’s action so please feel free to follow along here.
FC Dallas may have arguably the best Colombian player in MLS in Fabian Castillo, but during the Timbers’ 3-1 win on Sunday, the game was decided by a different Colombian attacker: Dairon Asprilla.
Dairon Asprilla’s long-distance laser helped lead the Portland Timbers to victory in the opening leg of the Western Conference finals.
A late Nat Borchers finish helped the Portland Timbers seal a resounding, 3-1, victory over FC Dallas in the first leg of the Western Conference finals.
The Portland Timbers will welcome FC Dallas in the first leg of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday, but will be missing two key players because of suspension.