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Western Conference Final Match Thread: Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake

The Timbers host Real Salt Lake in Providence Park in the Western Conference Final.

SOCCER: NOV 21 MLS Cup Playoffs - Minnesota United at Portland Timbers

The Portland Timbers today host Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference Final in Providence Park. The Timbers advanced to the conference final by dispatching Minnesota United 3-1 and upsetting the top-seeded Colorado Rapids 1-0.

Real Salt Lake beat the Seattle Sounders in penalty kicks after not registering a shot in 120 minutes. RSL then went to Kansas City and scored in the 72nd and in second-half stoppage time to win 2-1.

Dairon Asprilla will miss the match after being shown a red card late in the Western Conference Semifinal. Sebastian Blanco picked up what appeared to be a hamstring injury in the match against Colorado and looked set to miss out today. But John Strong reported yesterday that Blanco has been upgraded from questionable to probable for the match.

If the Timbers are able to advance to the MLS Cup Final, it will be hosted in Providence Park regardless of the result of the Eastern Conference Final.

Game Info

Location: Providence Park I Portland, OR

Time: 3:30 p.m. Pacific

Watch: FS1, FOX Deportes

Pregame Reading

One Big Tree: Built for This

Timbers’ appeal of Dairon Asprilla’s red card denied

How do the Timbers deal without Asprilla and (possibly) Blanco?

Western Conference Final Preview: Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake

Starting Lineups

Portland Timbers

Real Salt Lake