The Portland Timbers kicked off the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs with a 0-0 draw against the Houston Dynamo Monday in the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinals at BBVA Compass Stadium. Here are three key #StatMan takeaways from #HOUvPOR.
7 Dating back to 2015, the Timbers are undefeated in their last seven playoff games, which is the third-longest streak in MLS history. Additionally, the club's four-game road unbeaten streak in the MLS playoffs is tied for third-longest ever.
0 Portland's defense earned a hard-fought shutout in its first match of the postseason. The Timbers have collected four clean sheets in the club's last seven matches.
5 Defender Alvas Powell made a game-high five tackles in the match while also helping his team's defense hold Houston attacker Alberth Elis to zero shots. The match was the first time in his 19 MLS starts that Elis was held without a shot.