MLS sets Timbers home playoff date

Potland will host Dallas in two weekends, Nov. 22
Staff Report

With one trophy already in hand, the Portland Timbers will begin their search for a second Nov. 22, with a home match in the first round of the MLS Western Conference playoffs.

Portland will play host to FC Dallas at 7 p.m., at Providence Park. The team has not announced any plans to allow spectators within the stadium.

The two teams did not meet during the abbreviated regular season nor the MLS is Back Cup that played out in July and August in Orlando, Fla.

Portland won the summer tournament, and will be looking to return to the Cup finale for the third time, and second since winning in 2015. Portland fell to Atlanta, in Atlanta, in 2018.

Dallas has played for the MLS Cup once, but never won.

The Timbers enter having lost just once in their past six games, going 2-1-3 with two of the draws being against LAFC.

Diego Valeri and Jeremy Ebobisse both tallied nine goals for Portland during the 25-match season. Felipe Mora had seven goals and Yimmi Chara added four with eight assists. Valeri led the team with nine assists.

 

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