Portland Timbers Clinch First Ever Playoff Spot

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

With the Seattle Sounders losing today the Portland Timbers clinched their first ever trip to the playoffs.

In their third season the Portland Timbers are finally going to the playoffs. It is even more sweet that a Seattle Sounders' loss clinched it for them. Now it is all about positioning and making sure they are one of the top three seeds and miss out on the 3 games in 7 days that goes with the 4/5 game.

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Timbers, currently in first place in the Western Conference, today clinched a spot in the 2013 MLS Cup Playoffs. Portland will advance to the postseason for the first time as an MLS club.

Individual-game ticket details for home playoff matches at JELD-WEN Field will be announced at a later time.

The first-place Timbers play host to Real Salt Lake tonight in their regular-season home finale at JELD-WEN Field; kickoff is 7:30 p.m.(Pacific). The matchup will be televised live on ROOT SPORTS, with radio broadcasts available on FM News 101 KXL and in Spanish on La Pantera 940 AM.

As Merritt points out this is just the beginning for this team.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Stumptown Footy

You must be a member of Stumptown Footy to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Stumptown Footy. You should read them.

Join Stumptown Footy

You must be a member of Stumptown Footy to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Stumptown Footy. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker