NOT SO FAST

Soccer 360 - - Major League Soccer -

Usu­ally, and this is some­thing that should be changed, away goals are still valu­able if a tie goes to ex­tra time. How­ever, in the MLS play­offs, the away goal rule works dif­fer­ently. If af­ter the 180 min­utes the ag­gre­gate score is level, tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion the away goals rule, the away goals tiebreaker no longer ap­plies in the ex­tra time pe­riod. Well, some­one for­got to tell Port­land Tim­bers about that as the play­ers thought their game against Seat­tle was over since they had two away goals to Seat­tle’s one and ini­tially cel­e­brated a vic­tory at the fi­nal whis­tle. Luck­ily for Port­land, they went on to win in a penalty shootout to spare their blushes.

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