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Portland enters the 8 PM NBC Sports Net match with a one goal lead. The winner by total aggregate score moves on to the Western Conference Finals. If tied on aggregate at the end of 90 minutes two 15 minute periods of Extra Time will be played. There is no Golden Goal. If still tied kicks will be taken from the penalty spot.
The MLS Cup Playoffs are a crazy event where two teams visit each others' houses and try to end dreams. Home field means little. It is the Playoff most prone to luck, randomness and good fortune. They are what they are. Tonight, Seattle Sounders FC look to join history and end the dreams the Caleb Porter led Portland Timbers. They do so down a goal that they gave up during leg one.
Leg two must be different. Sigi Schmid's lineup choices will matter a bit, but more importantly will a team stacked with talent perform up to the level expected of themselves and blow the Glass House down? Wide spaces must be defended. Goals must be scored. Clint, Oba and Eddie must be themselves, not their recent shells. It is time for Portland to get out of the way.
Move Timbs, get out the way
Get out the way Timbs, get out the way
Move Kah, get out the way
Get out the way Futts, get out the way
OH NO! The night's out
I'ma 'bout to score yo...lights out
Get the F- back, guard ya goal
There's somethin' wrong, ya gonna score nil
I've been shootin' and scoring' two
and I been thinkin' of endin' you
TV: NBC SN (ARLO/Martino) Radio: 97.3 KIRO FM Seattle - SiriusXF FC (Fletcher/Keller) Spanish Radio: La Gran D 99.3 FM (Aleman/Hernandez)
Referee: Hilario Grajeda AR1 (bench): Paul Scott; AR2 (opposite): Bill Dittmar; 4th: Dave Gantar
Suspended: SEA: Lamar Neagle (caution accumulation; through Nov. 7)
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