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Portland beats Kansas City on penalties to advance
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey kept the Portland Timbers alive in the playoffs with both a shot and a save.
In an 11-round penalty shootout, Kwarasey nailed his shot before deflecting Sporting Kansas City keeper Jon Kempin's chance, giving Portland a 7-6 advantage after a tense 2-2 draw Thursday night.
"It was like a movie," Kwarasey said. "I didn't expect it to go to penalties. I didn't expect to take a penalty. I'm still a little bit exhausted. It's a wonderful feeling." (MORE)
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|Sporting Kansas City Team Stats (Rank)|
|Goals Allowed:||45 (12)|
|Penalty Kick Goals:||5 (8)|
|Shots on Goal:||140 (15)|
|Yellow Cards:||66 (13)|
|Red Cards:||3 (9)|
|No recent injuries|