SEATTLE | Timbers oust rival Sounders 4-2 on PKs in West semifinals

SEATTLE | Timbers oust rival Sounders 4-2 on PKs in West semifinals

SEATTLE — Dairon Asprilla scored the deciding penalty as the Portland Timbers survived a wild second half and extra time to defeat the Seattle Sounders 4-2 in a shootout Thursday night and advance to the MLS Western Conference finals.

Seattle won the wild second leg of the conference semifinal matchup between the Cascadia rivals 3-2, scoring late in regulation to force extra time before both teams scored early in the extra session.

Eventually, the sides decided the winner via penalties, although Portland initially believed it had won at the end of extra time because of scoring a second road goal in the match.

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