Welcome back to the Post-Slab Pint: Playoff Edition, where I break down (pint in hand) the good and the bad from each Portland Timbers’ result.
After advancing past Minnesota United in the opening round of the playoffs, the Portland Timbers traveled to Colorado and stunned MLS with a 1-0 win against the conference-topping Rapids.
So, I’ll start with what I didn’t like about the game:
Sebastian Blanco left the game in the 50th minute with a potential hamstring injury. After making a prolonged sprint onto a long through-ball and getting a left-footed shot away, Sebastian Blanco fell to the ground clutching the back of his leg and immediately calling to the bench for a substitute.