The Portland Timbers will be hosting MLS Cup after a 2-0 victory over Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference final on Saturday. While the Timbers have appeared in MLS Cup twice, winning in 2015 and losing to Atlanta United in 2018, this will be their first time with home-field advantage. They'll face the winner of the Philadelphia Union vs. New York City on Sunday.

The Timbers took the lead five minutes in as the ball played ping pong around the defense before being kicked to Felipe Mora who put his finish past David Ochoa. For a Salt Lake side that has prided themselves on being a defensively stout side, that was a soft goal to concede which would impact the rest of the match.

After opening the scoring, Portland would turn up the pressure registering three chances before Real Salt Lake even took their first shot in the 28th minute.