Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers MLS Playoffs: How to watch and stream
Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs – Round One
Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers
Rio Tinto Stadium – Sandy
October 20 – 10:00 PM ET
TV: ESPNews, TSN, TVAS, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN
Real Salt Lake and the Portland Timbers square off for the second time in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs when the Western Conference foes clash in a Round One showdown Oct. 20 at 10 pm ET from Rio Tinto Stadium.
RSL earned the No. 3 seed, and the home playoff game, following a 1-0 Decision Day presented by AT&T win over the Vancouver Whitecaps. Damir Kreilach scored the lone goal in the 28th minute as the Claret-and-Cobalt ended the regular season with consecutive victories.
The sixth-seeded Timbers secure their spot in the postseason with a 3-1 Decision Day win over the San Jose Earthquakes. Dairon Asprilla broke a 1-1 stalemate in the 59th minute and Sebastian Blanco added an insurance goal in the 75th minute.
The Timbers swept a pair of regular season meetings, winning 2-1 at RioT May 4 and 1-0 at Providence Park August 31. The winner faces either the Seattle Sounders or FC Dallas in the Western Conference Semifinals Oct. 23 at 10:00 pm ET.
Series Matchup at Real Salt Lake
- Real Salt Lake: 5 wins, 18 goals
- Timbers: 5 wins, 18 goals
- 2 draws
MLS Cup Playoffs
- Real Salt Lake: 2 wins, 5 goals
- Timbers: 0 wins, 2 goals
- 0 draws
- Referee: Ismail Elflath
- Assistant Referees: Corey Parker, Kyle Atkins
- 4th Official: Ramy Touchan
- VAR: Dave Gantar