PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland and Minnesota played to a scoreless draw, delaying Minnesota's bid for a playoff berth.

Minnesota (14-10-7, 49 points) could have clinched a playoff spot with a win against Portland.

With the draw, The Timbers (13-13-5, 44 points) moved back into playoff position, but just barely.

The sides exchanged plenty of chances early as the Timbers registered their most shots in a first half since this year since their opening match of the season.

The Timbers, who have lost four of their last six games, have not scored in their last 270 minutes, all at home.


WASHINGTON — Lucas Rodriguez and Frederic Brillant scored to lead DC United past the Seattle Sounders.

Rodriguez got the scoring started for DC United (13-10-9) in the 14th minute on a shot 13 yards away from the center of the box.

Brillant added a score in the 54th minute, a shot 12 yards away from the center of the box, assisted by Wayne Rooney.

The Sounders (14-10-8) outshot DC United 17 to 12. Both teams had four shots on goal.