Timbers fans celebrate as Portland punches their ticket to MLS finals

Aug 6 2020, 11:46 am

With a strong, albeit stressful, finish to their match against Philadelphia on Wednesday night, the Portland Timbers punched their ticket to the Major League Soccer finals.

It’s been a whirlwind year, but 2020 is serving up some wonderful memories for the Timbers faithful, as the team entered the pandemic stoppage in a competitive spot, and have since blown their way through the group stage and elimination brackets during the MLS is Back tournament in Florida.

Last night, after taking a two-to-nil lead late into 60-minutes, the Philadelphia Union scored one to bring the game to within a single shot.

However, the high-flying Timbers held off for the remaining time, clinching the win and a chance at the Championship.

Thursday, August 6, the other semi-final matchup will take place between Orlando and Minnesota, to decide which squad will take on the surging Timbers in the finals.

The MLS is Back finals are set to take place on Tuesday, August 11, at 5:30 pm.

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