Major League Soccer

Timbers and Crew advance to MLS Cup

Timbers and Crew advance to MLS Cup

Fanendo Adi and Lucas Melano scored and the Portland Timbers advanced to the MLS Cup for the first time, tying FC Dallas, 2-2, Sunday at Frisco, Texas, in the second leg of the Western Conference finals.

Portland won the first leg, 3-0, at home en route to a 5-3 victory in the two-game series. The Timbers will play host Columbus on Dec. 6 in the title game.

Dallas rallied for a 2-1 lead on goals by Ryan Hollingshead and Blas Perez in a five-minute span, but couldn't overcome the three-goal aggregate deficit created by Adi's goal in the 54th minute. Mauro Diaz assisted on the FC Dallas goals.

Melano scored Portland's tying goal just after entering the game in stoppage...