Portland's road loss is Seattle's gain: Timbers could miss playoffs as Sounders threaten

Sounders forward Jordan Morris takes the ball from Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell in the first half as the Seattle Sounders take on the Portland Timbers at CenturyLinkField in Seattle Sunday August 21, 2016. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

The defending champions could -- and likely should -- get leapfrogged by their biggest rivals as soon as Wednesday night in the race for the final Western Conference playoff berth.

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