The Portland Timbers just missed out on a playoff spot in their first season in Major League Soccer, having been eliminated when the New York Red Bulls won on Thursday.  But the Timbers did go out on a positive not as Mamadou “Futty” Danso equalized in second half stoppage time in 1-1 draw at Real Salt Lake.

The Timbers end the season on a three game unbeaten road streak, their longest of the season, and finish with 11 wins, 14 losses, 9 draws, and 42 points, good for sixth place out of nine teams in the Western Conference.

Timbers match report:
http://www.portlandtimbers.com/news/2011/10/recap-late-futty-goal-earns-timbers-point-stuns-rsl

Match highlights:
http://www.portlandtimbers.com/videos?catid=1954&id=20355

On a high note:
http://www.portlandtimbers.com/news/2011/10/spencers-demand-inspires-timbers-energetic-finale

By the Numbers & Chalkboard:
http://www.portlandtimbers.com/news/2011/10/numbers-chalkboard-timbers-real-salt-lake-oct-22-2011