Timbers stave off Sounders to advance

November 8, 2013
By Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The semifinal victory over the rival Seattle Sounders was barely over when Portland Timbers supporters started chanting, "Beat Salt Lake!"

Making their first trip to the playoffs, the Timbers held off the late-charging Sounders 3-2 on Thursday night to advance to Major League Soccer's Western Conference finals.

The Timbers, who won the semifinal series against the rival ...

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