This was a special group, and every player who contributed during this run – the likes of Borchers, Jewsbury, and Valeri especially – are Timbers legends. Portland has always had plenty going for it on the soccer front, but they’ve never been champions.
That they’ve won their first MLS Cup before Seattle and Vancouver makes this accomplishment even sweeter.
10. What a season
MLS’ 20th season promised much, with high-profile signings, two new expansion teams, a new CBA, and a new broadcast package, and it delivered.
This was MLS’ best campaign yet, and it was capped off in style by a playoff competition that thrilled from start to finish.
We can’t wait to see what 2016 brings. Thanks for reading all year.
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