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Timbers-RSL draw could come back to bite both

The Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake played to a 1-1 draw Friday at Providence Park. Both teams could be harmed by their failure to secure the full three points, and the Timbers failed to put full pressure on Vancouver in their race for the final Western Conference playoff spot, while RSL is dangling dangerously close to fourth place and the play-in, single-elimination game.

Here's the game report.

Here's a link to the MLS standings.

And finally, a preview of the Whitecaps' game tonight at San Jose.

The Portland Timbers will continue playing for their playoff lives this evening when Real Salt Lake visits the Rose City.

The Timbers are one point behind Vancouver for the fifth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with two games remaining.

Here's a preview from

Tonight's match will be shown on NBCSN starting at 7 p.m., with actual first kick generally 20 minutes or so later.