The Portland Timbers delivered an emphatic 3-0 victory over Real Salt Lake Sunday at Providence Park, in the club's home regular-season finale. Here are three key #StatMan takeaways from the match.
2 For the first time as an MLS club, the Timbers have secured a postseason berth in consecutive seasons. Portland has qualified for the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs in four of their last six seasons.
10X2 Sebastián Blanco had both a goal and an assist in the match and now had 10 goals and 11 assists on the season. Blanco and Diego Valeri are the fourth set of MLS teammates since 2000 to each have double-digit goals and assists in the same season.
5 Timbers defender Larrys Mabiala scored his fifth goal of the season when he finished off a free kick. Mabiala leads all MLS defenders for goals this season and is just one goal shy of the MLS record for goals by a center back in a season.