The defending champions were struggling mightily heading into Sunday's Cascadia clash with the Vancouver Whitecaps, but the home side picked up a massive three points with a little help from Pa Modou Kah.
The Portland Timbers capturedan important win against the rival Whitecaps, 4-2, at Providence Park, giving the Timbers a lift in the Western Conference standings.
The past week proved to be a big one for the Vancouver Whitecaps thanks to the play of Kekuta Manneh.
After notching an assist in Wednesday's win over the Chicago Fire, Manneh played a part in all four of the Whitecaps' goals, leading his team to its first win at BMO Field with Saturday's 4-3 triumph over Toronto FC.
While the 2015 Supporters' Shield winners looked like their former selves in Week 9, many other teams earned impressive road ties. Here's a look at all 10 match stories and follow-up features from over the weekend on SBI:
The New York Red Bulls pulled off a creative and lethal free kick to score the game's first goal en route to defeating FC Dallas, 4-0, on Friday.
For the first time in more than seven months, New York City FC emerged victorious at Yankee Stadium.
Behind a brace from David Villa and a go-ahead score from substitute Steven Mendoza, NYCFC snapped a six-game winless streak at home — dating back to September 2015 — with a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday in the Bronx.
The Swiss midfielder was instrumental in the Philadelphia Union's victory over New York City FC.
Philadelphia Union midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta has been named to Major League Soccer's Team of the Week for Week 8. The Swiss midfielder had an assist and was instrumental in Philadelphia's 2-0 win over rivals New York City FC on Saturday, propelling the blue and gold into first place in the Eastern Conference.
The Portland Timbers scored first and scored last as they got back to winning ways today with a 4-2 win over their Cascadia rivals, the Vancouver Whitecaps.
The Timbers have made a habit of scoring early in recent matches and this one was no different. After some high pressure in the 4th minute caused the Whitecaps to cough up the ball, the Timbers looked to find Jack McInerney on the run through the Vancouver box.
Since the transformation of the Portland Timbers' lineup and formation last year, there have been some incredible games where fans have witnessed movement and passing that few teams can match in the MLS, just like we saw against Toronto FC on May 1st at Providence Park. Unfortunately, on the flip side, we have also seen the Green and Gold struggle with teams who compact the midfield and defense, just like the Vancouver Whitecaps did on Saturday.
The Portland Timbers kick things off early today as they face off against the Vancouver Whitecaps up in British Columbia. With both sides below the red line so far this season, both the Timbers and the Whitecaps will be looking to move up the standings today.
More than just moving up the table, however, this is a Cascadia Cup match between two rival sides.
Throughout the start of the 2016 campaign, the Vancouver Whitecaps had difficulty putting together complete performances. They had no such issues this past week despite playing two of the league's most thrilling contests.
Facing off with a pair of Eastern Conference foes, the Whitecaps earned a 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire before topping Toronto FC in a 4-3 thriller.
When the Vancouver Whitecaps added striker Blas Perez to their roster in the offseason, coach Carl Robinson's purpose was to improve his roster's depth. On Wednesday, Perez came off the bench early to replace striker Masato Kudo, who suffered a concussion after a violent collision with Fire goalkeeper Matt Lampson.
Taking a numerically subjective look at Saturday's match.
D.C. United went to Illinois to play a Chicago Fire side who had two weeks since their last match with the Chicago Fire and will have 10 more days before their next game, a midweek clash at the Vancouver Whitecaps. They were missing a couple of key offensive pieces to boot.
VWFC was poor, it has to be said, but let's not dismiss the value of this game for the Black-and-Red
After a frustrating start to the season, D.C. United broke out over the weekend by steamrolling the Vancouver Whitecaps at RFK Stadium. The 4-0 win saw them score more goals over 90 minutes than they'd managed in their opening 5 MLS matches.
We talk to a friend north of the border to preview D.C. United's upcoming match against Toronto FC
Filibuster is back for your ears and is good for your mind. Adam, Jason, and Ben are back and are here to review D.C. United's 4-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps. We discuss whether or not they were any good, and then get into D.
Making four changes from the team that lost on the weekend against the San Jose Earthquakes, Sporting Kansas City ended their three game losing streak getting a 1-1 draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place last night. Peter Vermes inserted Connor Hallisey, Diego Rubio, and Jimmy Medranda up top while Alec Kann replaced Tim Melia in net.
The Swope Park Rangers dropped their second game of the season and second game in a row, dropping a 2-1 result against the Vancouver Whitecaps 2 at the Swope Soccer Village. The Rangers first game at their home didn't go to plan for the Rangers and head coach Marc Dos Santos.
Things started very well for the Rangers as they were able to grab the lead in just the 14th minute.
Sporting Kansas City continue their West Coast road trip tomorrow with a game up in Canada against the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place. The pair has already met once this year with Kansas City winning the first match up 2-1 at Children's Mercy Park back in March.
The Whitecaps come into the game after a very productive win on the weekend, defeating FC Dallas 3-0 thanks to an own goal, Jordan Harvey, and Kekuta Manneh.
We have complete player ratings from the Portland Timbers 4 to 2 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps back on May 22 at Providence Park. Included are marks for each individual player that appeared in the match, plus composite ratings for the offense, defense, team, coaches, officiating and opponent.