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MLS Cup Rewind: Portland Timbers hoist 2015 MLS Cup

Portland Timbers players celebrated their goal against the Columbus Crew in the first half of the MLS Cup championship match Sunday in Columbus, Ohio. The Timbers won rhw match 2-1.
Portland Timbers players celebrated their goal against the Columbus Crew in the first half of the MLS Cup championship match Sunday in Columbus, Ohio. The Timbers won rhw match 2-1. The Associated Press

The Portland Timbers captured the club’s first-ever MLS Cup on Sunday in Columbus, Ohio, with a 2-1 win over Columbus Crew SC.

Here’s how it all went down:

Valeri capitalizes on Clark’s historic blunder

Timbers take 2-0 lead within opening 10 minutes on unmarked header after questionable no-call; fans hurl objects onto field

Kamara, Crew respond to make it 2-1

Physical first half, including NFL-like tackling

Timbers denied third goal by a possible handball …

… by the post …

… and then by a better version of Clark

But it doesn’t matter; Timbers capture 2015 title

Sporting KC connection

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