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Jewsbury goal lifts Timbers to first road win

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -

Jack Jewsbury scored in the 39th minute and the Portland Timbers beat Vancouver 1-0 on Sunday, winning the Cascadia Cup competition and forcing the Whitecaps to wait a few hours to secure a playoff spot.

The Timbers finished 3-1-2 against its Pacific Northwest rivals to take the Cascadia Cup. Seattle was 2-1-3, and Vancouver 0-3-3.

The Whitecaps (11-13-9) got into the playoffs when Seattle beat Dallas on Sunday night, becoming the first Canadian team to advance to the MLS postseason.

The Timbers (8-16-9) won for the first time on the road this season and ended a six-game losing streak before a disappointed sellout crowd of 21,000 at B.C. Place Stadium.

Steven Smith started the scoring play from the left flank, sending a rolling cross to Franck Songo'o near the top of the 18-yard box. Songo'o tapped the ball back to Jewsbury and he quickly fired his shot home.

The Whitecaps controlled much of the play thereafter, but could not get the equalizer.

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