Gallery: San Jose Earthquakes 2- Portland Timbers 1

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San Jose, CA- Win and you’re in. Sounds simple enough, right? Well apparently not so much. Despite facing a San Jose Earthquakes side that have lost two in a row the Portland Timbers were unable to punch their ticket to Major League Soccer’s second season on Saturday night. Despite a late goal from Sebastian Blanco to make things interesting the Timbers would go on to lose 2-1 to their Western Conference rivals at Avaya Stadium.

The Earthquakes would build a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Valeri Qazaishvili (16′) and Danny Hoesen (49′). While the result will not certainly set well with the Timbers (13-11-8, 47 points) for San Jose it was just what the doctor ordered. With the win the Quakes (12-14-6, 42 points) were able to keep up with Real Salt Lake (12-14-6, 42 points) on points for the sixth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. They are still going to need a little help down the stretch though as RSL have the edge in terms of Goal Differential (-6 to -22) 

You can check out our full recap of the match from Brian Taylor shortly. Feel free to visit our San Jose Earthquakes 2017 photo gallery on SmugMug (Photos are courtesy of Lyndsay Radnedge and our friends at Center Line Soccer). In the meantime, please enjoy some of Lyndsay’s shots from the match!

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