Larrys Mabiala scored within the ninetieth minute and the Portland Timbers beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Thursday to advance to the Western Conference final.

Portland will face the winner of the sport Sunday between Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake.

Yimmi Chara’s nook kick was deflected excessive into the air and Cristhian Paredes headed it into the 6-yard field for Mabiala to knock dwelling. Mabiala hadn’t scored all season earlier than connecting in consecutive playoff video games.

Portland star playmaker Sebastian Blanco left early within the second half with an obvious leg harm. As he tried to run to a ahead go, Blanco went to the bottom, grabbed the again of his taped left leg and instantly signaled for a substitution.

Portland will probably be with out Dairon Asprilla for the convention final after he acquired a straight crimson card for violent conduct in second-half stoppage time.