Two goals from Chilean Felipe Mora and Colombia Santiago MorenoThe Portland Timbers won the United States Western Conference title by defeating Real Salt Lake on Saturday. Coffee growers Diego, Yemi Chara and Daeron Asprilla celebrated the lumberjacks. But this is not over yet. In a few days they will be playing in the NBA Grand Final.
Capturing the title in front of just over 20,000 spectators at Providence Park, in Portland, Oregon, Venezuelan coach Giovanni Savarese’s students qualified for the MLS Grand Final against the Eastern Conference champion, which will be Sunday’s final between Philadelphia Union and the Philadelphia Union. New York City. The Grand Final between the winner of this match and Timbers will take place on December 11th.
The resistance of Real Salt Lake City today only lasted 5 minutes and Mora, 28, took advantage of it, ending a poor playoff by his guards. The Timbers dominated events with a good physical display of the lanes of Colombian brothers Yimmi and Diego Chará, as well as a permanent presence in the Real area of Paraguayan Pavilion Cristhian Paredes and Mora himself.
Portland players put the final touch in the 61st minute by Colombian Santiago Moreno (21), who fired from outside the area with a powerful shot that exploded first at the right vertical base of Mexican-American goalkeeper David Ochoa.
To make matters worse, Las Cruces, the Mexico-born American right-back, received a second warning in the 79th minute and left Real with ten men on the field. In the final minutes, coach Savarese devoted himself to moving the bench and making changes that slowed the frantic pace of the match.