With the conclusion of Sunday’s match against the Vancouver Whitecaps, the Portland Timbers are done with their compacted schedule of five games in 14 days. And truthfully, it couldn’t have ended much better for them.
The Timbers beat the Whitecaps 1-0 on Sunday for their third win and second clean sheet in a row. During this past five-match stretch, the Timbers have gone 3-1-1 (W-L-D), with three of those five matches coming on the road. (Well, technically four since Sunday’s match was a “road” match for Portland.) And with their latest win, they continue a positive trend of earning three points and staying solid defensively.