The Portland Timbers nearly blew a 2-0 lead in the final minutes but will play for the competition’s title and a place in the 2021 Concacaf Champions League.
The Portland Timbers are headed back to another MLS final of sorts, while the Philadelphia Union are left licking their wounds after another close call that ultimately and painfully came up short.
Jeremy Ebobisse and Sebastian Blanco scored on headers off corner kicks in each half, sandwiching a missed penalty kick by Philadelphia’s Sergio Santos and leading the Timbers to a 2-1 win over the Union and a place in the MLS is Back tournament final. The end result Wednesday night didn’t come easy. Andrew Wooten’s 85th-minute goal off a rebound from a saved free kick gave the Union a lifeline, and a tight offside call ruled out a would-be equalizer a minute later to nullify a furious rally. Nevertheless, the Timbers
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