RSL clinched a playoff bid on the ultimate day of the common season for a second consecutive 12 months, incomes the seventh seed within the Western Convention. Portland’s season ended with the loss and the Timbers are absent from the MLS Cup Playoffs for the primary time since 2016.
Salt Lake (12-11-11, 47 factors) snapped a five-match winless streak. The Utah membership had not received a match because the finish of August and scored solely two objectives over its final 5 matches. RSL completed with a 17-9 benefit in complete pictures and put 4 balls on body.
The Timbers (11-10-13, 46 factors) misplaced to RSL for simply the second time in 11 regular-season matches between the 2 golf equipment during the last 5 seasons. The golf equipment battled to a 0-0 attract late April.
RSL struck first on Savarino’s aim within the nineteenth minute. Bryan Oviedo laid the ball off to Savarino and he blasted a right-footer from exterior the field and threaded it inside the proper publish.
Salt Lake proved way more aggressive than Portland earlier than halftime when it got here to creating scoring possibilities. RSL held an 8-3 benefit in complete pictures throughout the first half.
Rubin scored his first aim of the season within the forty eighth minute to increase RSL’s result in 2-0. Oviedo additionally arrange this strike, sending a cross to Rubin within the middle of the field. Rubin blasted a left-footer exterior the 6-yard field into the center of the aim.
Hidalgo added an insurance coverage aim within the 82nd minute. Jasper Loffelsend fed a cross to him exterior the middle of the 6-yard field and the Utah native blasted it residence for his first profession MLS aim.
Portland pulled a aim again when Dairon Asprilla despatched in a left-footer within the 87th minute.