Timbers go left
What do they have in common? Look at all the red in the left side of Chivas' half. The Timbers completed 102 of 144 passes in final third, a 71% completion rate.
(Mostly) Even in the stats
This goes to demonstrate why we love metrics like Opta. Going by your typical boxscore, you'd think the game was a bit closer.
Jose Luis Real: "We know who will be here and who won't be here next season ... we also have a very clear idea the style we're going to play."
"And that was for me the biggest problem, not having that continuity," Real on losing key players to injury.
Caleb Porter: "I thought we were very aggressive and really set the tone with our pressure."
Will Johnson: "We try to work on our starts, be more aggressive, press create some turnovers and play in their side of the field. That was our mindset right from the first minute."