The Portland Timbers defeated Real Salt Lake 2-0 Saturday evening in the Audi 2021 MLS Cup to become the 2021 Western Conference Champions and advance to the 2021 MLS Cup. Here are three numbers to remember from the match.
Timbers midfielder Santiago Moreno’s rocket of a goal in the 61st minute was the Colombian’s first-ever MLS tally.
Since Oct. 27, Portland has conceded the least goals of any team in MLS (2). Additionally, eight different players recorded at least one goal for the Timbers in that span (Dairon Asprilla, Sebastián Blanco, Diego Chara, Felipe Mora, Larrys Mabiala, Moreno, Jaroslaw Niezgoda, Cristhian Paredes), and nine tallied an assist (Blanco, Claudio Bravo, Yimmi Chara, Mora, Moreno, Niezgoda, Paredes, Josecarlos Van Rankin, Dario Zuparic).
The Timbers won their third MLS Western Conference Championship in club history. The team also advances to MLS Cup for the third time in club history and second time in the past four seasons.