Timbers to open stadium bar named after double-post PK
The Portland Timbers haven't forgotten one of the key moments en route to their 2015 MLS Cup title. Not even close.
The Sporting Kansas City penalty kick that hit both posts and would have derailed the Timbers' playoff run is the inspiration for a new bar at Providence Park, the Timbers announced Thursday. "Double Post" will open on the day of the club's season opener and "is specifically designed for and personalized by the Timbers Army."
The kick, taken by Saad Abdul-Salaam, happened in the ninth round of the mesmerizing 11-round penalty shootout. It ricocheted off the left post, straddled the goal line, then hit the right post while avoiding any bounce that would have sent it in.
The shootout was ultimately decided by goalkeeper kicks, with Portland's Adam Kwarasey saving Sporting KC backup Jon Kempin's chance before converting the winning kick to spark frenzied Timbers Army celebrations.
In case you're in need of a refresher of the incredible moment:
Sporting KC visits Portland on August 7, capping a summer back-to-back between the Western Conference foes.