Columbus Crew SC to host Portland Timbers in 2015 MLS Cup on December 6

Columbus Crew SC vs. Portland Timbers - 2015 MLS Cup Image

The MLS season is down to its last game.

Eastern Conference champions Columbus Crew SC will host the Western Conference champion Portland Timbers on December 6 in the 2015 MLS Cup at MAPFRE Stadium. 

The league's championship game will kick off at 4 pm ET and will be broadcast on ESPN and UniMás in the United States. Canadian viewers can see the game on TSN and RDS.

Columbus advanced to MLS Cup after defeating the New York Red Bulls 2-1 on aggregate in the Eastern Conference Championship. The Timbers earned their spot after knocking out FC Dallas in the Western Conference Championship, outscoring them 5-3 on aggregate.

Crew SC will be making their second-ever appearance in MLS Cup, after winning it in 2008, while the Timbers will be making their first appearance in the championship match.

Columbus are hosting the match due to having a better goal differential during the regular season (+5 vs. +2). This will be the second time MAPFRE Stadium has hosted MLS Cup. The San Jose Earthquakes defeated the LA Galaxy in the 2001 MLS Cup in Columbus.