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Where EAST meets the Northwest


MLS IS BACK. Bill Tuiloma (#25) of the Portland Timbers competes for the ball during Major League Soccer’s MLS is Back Tournament. The Timbers, which finished atop Group F, won its quarterfinal match against New York City FC and will now play in a semifinal matchup again the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday, August 5. The championship game is scheduled for August 11. (Photo/Matthew Stith & Devin L’Amoreaux, courtesy of Major League Soccer)

From The Asian Reporter, V30, #09 (August 3, 2020), page 8.

MLS is Back Tournament narrowed down to four clubs

After having its season postponed in mid-March, Major League Soccer (MLS) kicked off its official restart — the MLS is Back Tournament — on July 8. Nearly a month later, the World Cup-style competition will feature its semifinal round this week and the championship match is scheduled for August 11.

The tournament featured four teams placed into six groups. During the tourney, players, club staff, officials, and other participants have been housed within a quarantine bubble in Florida.

Action for the Portland Timbers started July 13 as part of Group F and with a 2-1 win over the L.A. Galaxy. In its second match on July 18, the squad defeated the Houston Dynamo, 2-1. In the final group game on July 23, the team tied Los Angeles FC, 2-2.

The Timbers emerged from its group as the top team. Seeding into the knockout round led to a July 28 Round of 16 match against FC Cincinnati, which ended in a 1-1 draw. To determine which squad would advance to the next round, a penalty-kick shootout was held, with the Timbers prevailing 4-2. In the August 1 quarterfinal match against New York City FC, the Timbers won 3-1.

The first semifinal game, scheduled for Wednesday, August 5 at 5:00pm, features the Timbers and the Philadelphia Union. The winner of that match will meet the victor of the Thursday semifinal between Minnesota United and Orlando City.

To learn more, visit <www.portlandtimbers.com>.

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