The Venezuelan Savarese team eliminated the Philadelphia Union in the semifinals with goals from Ebobisse and Sebastián Blanco. Wooten discounted on the closure.
Portland Timbers suffered on the closing, but finally managed to qualify for the final of the MLS is Back with a 2-1 victory over Philadelphia Union at the Walt Disney World complex.
The team led by Venezuelan Giovanni Savarese took the lead in the 13th minute with a header from Jeremy Ebobisse. Luck seemed to be on Portland’s side, with the penalty missed by Sergio Santos in the last seconds of the first stage by deflecting the shot over the crossbar.
Sebastián Blanco was in charge of increasing the advantage, at 70 ‘, by connecting head first to take advantage of a rejection inside the area. The 32-year-old Argentine conquered his third goal in the competition.
However, the close was tight due to Andrew Wooten’s discount five minutes from close and that gave Philadelphia hope for equality. Portland managed to hold on and is now waiting in the final for the winner between tournament host Orlando City and Minnesota United.