Portland Timbers players celebrate prematurely after their MLS Western Conference semi-final


by Mail Online

Mail Online— Portland Timbers started celebrating at the end of their MLS Western Conference semi-final against Seattle Sounders - only to discover the game would be going to penalties.

ESPN.com—Portland, Seattle epitomize unpredictable conference semis. Portland's penalty-shootout win over Seattle will go down in MLS lore, and it perfectly encapsulated the wildly entertaining conference semifinals.

SBNation.com—Jeremy Ebobisse has finally arrived for the Portland Timbers. Out of nowhere, the 21-year-old striker has three goals and three assists in seven starts. Before September 8, Jeremy Ebobisse had one appearance for the Portland Timbers this season. It was an eight-minute cameo off the bench. But between Fanendo Adi’s departure and Samuel Armenteros’ downturn in form, he was finally given a shot against the Colorado Rapids. He scored on his first start of the season, and he’s appeared in every Timbers game since. He just might have saved Portland’s season. The...

FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports—Sporting KC advances to face Portland in conference finals. KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Daniel Salloi scored two goals and Kansas City beat Real Salt Lake 4-2 on Sunday for Sporting's first playoff win in five years. It gave Sporting a 5-3 series win on aggregate to advance to face the Portland Timbers in the Western Conference finals, also a two-game series. Sporting KC scored two early goals in the first half for a 3-1 aggregate lead. Diego Rubio opened the scoring in the 14th minute with an easy finish of Felipe Gutierrez's unselfish pass. RSL...