The Portland Timbers have advanced to the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs Western Conference Championship for the third time in their history after a thrilling shootout victory over Seattle Sounders FC. Here are three key #StatMan takeaways from #SEAvPOR.
6 With his second half strike, Sebastián Blanco scored his sixth goal in his last six starts for Portland. The goal was also Blanco's third goal against the Sounders this season.
3 Dairon Asprilla's extra-time goal was his third goal in postseason play for the Timbers. Asprilla, who also scored the series-winning penalty kick, is second on Portland's all-era list with three playoff goals.
2 For the second time in Portland's all-era history, the club advanced in the playoffs in a penalty-kick shootout. The only other time the Timbers had advanced on penalty kicks was the 11-round shootout victory over Sporting Kansas City in 2015.