Darren Mattocks scored early in the second half to give the Portland Timbers a 2-1 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Sunday in both club's season finale.
Portland won the Western Division title to earn a bye in the first round of the League Cup. The Timbers also won their fourth Cascadia Cup, which is a trophy created by the supporters of Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, awarded to the best team in the Pacific Northwest.
Vancouver opened the scoring in the 29th minute, when Yordy Reyna’s free kick from 25 yards out found an unmarked Kendall Waston, who headed in his fourth goal of the season.
Portland tied it three minutes later. A corner kick bounced through the box and found Darlington Nagbe at the top of the box. Nagbe’s shot was blocked by goalkeeper Stefan Marinović, but Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell reacted instantly to stab a foot out and send the ball past Marinović.
Portland took the lead early in the second half, as some fancy footwork and a clever pass by Sebastián Blanco found Vytautas Andriuskevicius open near the goal line. The Timbers defender dragged a pass back to Mattocks, whose shot ping ponged off of two Vancouver defenders on its way into the net for his ninth goal, and the Timbers' 100th against Vancouver.
Vancouver started the game without goals leader Fredy Montero. The forward suffered an injury in training Thursday, and only entered the game in the 56th minute.
Vancouver's loss, coupled with Seattle's victory over Colorado Rapids SC, knocked the 'Caps from first to third. They will now host San Jose Earthquakes at BC Place on Wednesday in the first round of the League Cup.