The Timbers Army knocked the dust off the giant green and yellow flag last night, as The Timbers finally located their offense. The Timbers treated Vancouver like the 7th seed they were and dominated in a 3-0 dust up at PGE Park.
Justin Thompson, Gregor, and Jaime Ambriz each earned a slice of Timber Jim’s log and Wicks earned his gazillionth shutout of the season.
As usual, The Timber Mill has the best game report complete with photos: White-out! Timbers’ three-goal burst puts them through to the semi-finals
The Oregonian – Timbers snowball the Whitecaps to advance
Minutes before kickoff Sunday afternoon, defender Leonard Griffin – normally one of the team’s most laid back players — chest bumped fellow back line teammate Cameron Knowles during the team huddle. Taking the field, several players leaped into the air.
The Columbian – Timbers finish off Vancouver with 3-0 win
“We’ve had an inner belief that there’s something special here all year,” Thompson said. “Gavin Wilkinson talks a lot about character, and these are the kinds of games where you need to show that. I think it was a complete performance.”
Portland Timbers Website – Timbers advance in playoffs with win over Vancouver
Midfielder Andrew Gregor scored the series-deciding goal as the Portland Timbers defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-0 in front of 8,522 fans at PGE Park on Sunday night. With the win, the Timbers advance in the USL First Division playoffs with a 3-1 aggregate win over the defending-champion Whitecaps.
And the winner of the succinct-headline award (though the article is rather stupid and basically blames the Whitecap loss on the PGE Park surface):
The Vancouver Sun – Whitecaps’ season over
PGE Park may have the worst playing surface in the United Soccer Leagues First Division, but it suited the hometown Portland Timbers just fine Sunday night.