The Timbers of Portland have been shameless in the face of the Union to Philadelphia and reached the final of the tournament “The MLS is back” with a gain of 2 to 1, Wednesday in Orlando.
The experience of the players Portland has talked in this meeting and players will wait now to see who will be their opponent in the ultimate game, between Minnesota United FC and Orlando City SC. Accustomed to big meetings, the Timbers were solid defensively as evidenced by the seven saves of goalkeeper Steve Clark.
The phases of the game arrested have been greatly to the advantage of Portland in this encounter.
The young Jeremy Ebobisse opened the scoring in the 13th minute of the game, helped by a superb delivery on the corner kick from captain Diego Valeri.
Sebastian Blanco has given other arguments in his bid to be elected the best player of the tournament by scoring a headed goal in the 70th minute, after another corner. The winger has now been implicated (three goals and five assists) in eight of the 12 goals of the Timbers in this tournament.
Sergio Santos has not helped the cause of the Union in a heavy of many a penalty shot that has been provided during the stoppage time of the first half-time. It is on free-kick that Philadelphia will finally register the score in the 85th minute. Andrew Wooten jumped on a return given by Clark, but it was too little too late.
Coach Jim Curtin had wished for before the match that his attacker Kacper Przybylko found its means after a start of the tournament more difficult. The Polish has responded by leading five shots to the cage of your opponent, but could not tip the balance.
The final of the tournament “The MLS is back” will be held next Tuesday.