Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter spoke for about 18 minutes in a conference call in advance of his team's Western semifinal series that begins Saturday in Seattle.
Among the highlights:
* He said he respects the epic series for MLS but will try to have his team take it as just another game and series.
* He expects goals could be rare, as they were during the regular season when the Sounders and Timbers combined for four goals over three games, each going 1-1-1.
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* He acknowleded Seattle's playoff experience, but don't think his team will be at a disadvantage just because this is thier first visit into the MLS postseason.