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Blues drop match to Timbers, Whitecaps next

Miami FC's playoff hopes continue to take a beating, as the Blues fell to first-place Portland 3-1 late Saturday night.

Trailing for most of the match, the Blues tied things in the 77th minute when Tim Merritt scored off a set piece. However, the Timbers, who haven't lost since the first game of the season, scored twice in the last 13 minutes.

No rest for the road weary, however. The Blues took a bus overnight to Vancouver, where they'll face the Whitecaps Sunday in a game that will go a long way in determining who makes the postseason, and who gets left out. Vancouver is currently in seventh place and would be the last team in if the season ended today. The Blues are three points back, although they have played one fewer game.