On the strength of a 90th minute game-winning goal from defender Larrys Mabiala, the Portland Timbers beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 in the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals. Here are three numbers to remember from the big match.
Defender Larrys Mabiala scored his second goal in his second straight playoff match. With 11 career goals for Portland (regular season, MLS is Back Tournament and playoffs), he is the all-time leading goalscorer amongst defenders for the team in the MLS era.
In 12 all-time MLS Cup Playoff away games in their club history, the Timbers are 6-4-2 on the road (10-6-6 overall).
The Timbers advanced to the Western Conference Final for the fourth time in their MLS history and the second time in the past four seasons.
With their win over Colorado, Portland now has 19 wins in 2021 (regular season and playoffs). The 19 wins are the most in the team's MLS history besting the 18 wins achieved in 2015 and 2018.
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