Paced by goals from Jeremy Ebobisse and Sebastián Blanco, the Portland Timbers jumped out to a 2-1 victory over Seattle Sounders FC in Leg 1 of the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals Sunday at Providence Park. Leg 2 is set for Thursday, November 8 (7:30pm PT, FS1 | Match presented by Carls Jr.). Below is a grid showing the scoreline Portland will need to advance to the Western Conference Championship.
The away goals rule: The away goals rule is a tiebreaking method that is used to determine the winner of a two-legged series, such as the MLS Conference Semifinals and Conference Championships. If two teams are tied on aggregate at the end of regulation time of the second leg, the away goals rule is applied as the first tiebreaker. The winner is the team with the most goals scored away from home.