VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Pedro Morales scored his second goal of the game in the 78th minute in the Vancouver Whitecaps' 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday.
Morales scored off a deflection to spark a wild celebration as Vancouver passed Portland for the final Western Conference playoff spot.
Vancouver (9-8-13) leads Portland by a point with four games remaining for each club. Portland blew a two-goal lead earlier Saturday in a 3-2 loss at Toronto.
Morales tied it at 1 in the 62nd minute...
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Advantage, Timbers.
Fanendo Adi scored twice, Diego Valeri added a goal and an assist, and Donovan Ricketts had his fourth shutout in Portland's 3-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday.
The Timbers (9-8-12) moved two points ahead of Vancouver (8-9-13) for the fifth and final playoff position in the Western Conference. Both teams have five games left.
"The team that won this game would be in the driver's seat. So we control our fate," Portland coach Caleb Porter said....