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MLS: Portland 1, Vancouver 0
Jack Jewsbury scored in the 39th minute Sunday and Portland made it stand up for a 1-0 decision over Vancouver, whose playoff hopes were damaged.
Jewsbury tallied on a 25-yard blast that eluded Whitecaps goalkeeper Brad Knighton and found the top right corner.
The Timbers (8-16-9) outshout Vancouver 7-2.
Vancouver, meanwhile, fell to 11-13-9, blowing an opportunity to clinch the fifth and final Western Conference playoff spot outright with one game remaining.
The Whitecaps’ playoff hopes now rest on the performance of FC Dallas, which trails them by four points with two contests left.
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