Larrys Mabiala scored within the ninetieth minute and the Portland Timbers beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Thursday to advance to the Western Convention closing.
Portland will face the winner of the sport Sunday between Sporting Kansas Metropolis and Actual Salt Lake.
Yimmi Chara’s nook kick was deflected excessive into the air and Cristhian Paredes headed it into the 6-yard field for Mabiala to knock house. Mabiala hadn’t scored all season earlier than connecting in consecutive playoff video games.
Portland star playmaker Sebastian Blanco left early within the second half with an obvious leg harm. As he tried to run to a ahead go, Blanco went to the bottom, grabbed the again of his taped left leg and instantly signaled for a substitution.
Portland shall be with out Dairon Asprilla for the convention closing after he obtained a straight pink card for violent conduct in second-half stoppage time.