We always knew the Cascadia additions to Major League Soccer would be special. We just didn’t know they’d be this special, this soon.
The Portland Timbers saw Vancouver’s impressive home opener on March 19, and raised last night—producing nothing short of a landmark moment in U.S. soccer history while downing Chicago 4-2 in their first MLS game at Jeld-Wen Field.
Feeding off the high-voltage energy of the sellout crowd, which kicked off the night by singing the national anthem—all 18,627 of them, in goosebump-inducing unison—the Timbers took the initiative early, and never looked back. (Well, not until a late charge by Chicago that made the game all the more interesting.)
The atmosphere was second to none, anywhere on the planet, and the home team rose to the occasion, playing an inspired 90 minutes.
Complete highlights here:
For a roundup of quotes on the occasion from players, coaches, execs and observers, click here.