And then there were eight. With Round 1 of the MLS Cup playoffs in the rearview mirror, Jason Davis and Arch Bell detail the four conference semifinal matches taking place on Wednesday and Thursday night. Who will move on to the final four?
Jefferson Savarino scored his first career MLS postseason goal in the 87th minute to lift Real Salt Lake to a 2-1 victory over the Portland Timbers in the first round of the MLS Cup playoffs in Sandy, Utah on Saturday.
Damir Kreilach also scored his fourth playoff goal in as many postseason appearances for third-seeded RSL, who advanced to face second-seeded Seattle next Wednesday night. All four playoff games Saturday were won by the home team.