Scenarios for Portland Timbers to advance past Seattle

Photo Credit: Bennett Dewan

The second leg of the Western Conference Semifinal is tonight at Century Link Field in Seattle between the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders.  You can hear the match on 1029FM/750AM and right here on starting with pregame at 6:30pm and kick off at 7:30pm.  The match will be televised on Fox Sports 1.

The Timbers took the opening leg of the semi with a 2-1 victory Sunday at Providence Park, getting first half goals from Jeremy Ebobisse and Sebastian Blanco.  With the aggregate scoring system used in this round, Portland will advance with either a win or a draw tonight.  However, there is still a chance Portland advances with a one-goal loss.  The tie breaker for two teams tied in aggregate scoring after both legs is road goals scored.

With that in mind, here’s a number of possible outcomes and what it means for the Timbers.  For a full grid of possibilities, click here.

Any Timbers victory or draw means Portland advances.

0-0 Draw: Timbers advance (2-1 aggregate)

1-0 Loss: Sounders advance (2-2 aggregate, Seattle 1-0 away goals)

1-1 Draw: Timbers advance (3-2 aggregate)

2-1 Loss: Extra Time! (3-3 Aggregate, 1-1 away goals)

2-2 Draw: Timbers advance (4-3 aggregate)

3-1 Loss: Sounders advance (4-3 aggregate)

3-2 Loss: Timbers advance (4-4 aggregate, Timbers 2-1 away goals)

3-3 Draw: Timbers advance (5-4 aggregate)








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