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 1029TheGame.com 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)