Portland Timbers star Sebastian Blanco scores fourth-fastest goal in MLS history

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The Portland Timbers needed just 13 seconds to take a 1-0 lead against Minnesota United FC on Saturday afternoon at Allianz Field, with Sebastian Blanco scoring the fourth-fastest goal in MLS regular-season history.

Blanco ultimately finished with two goals and a forced own goal in a virtuoso performance during a wild Western Conference match that finished in a 4-4 draw.

Former New York Red Bulls attacker Mike Grella holds the MLS record, scoring seven seconds after kickoff on Oct. 18, 2015 against the Philadelphia Union.

Blanco’s strike is fifth on the all-time league list when the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs are included. That’s because now-Real Salt Lake winger Justin Meram scored nine seconds into the Columbus Crew's 2-0 win over the Red Bulls in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Final on Nov. 22, 2015.

Top 5: Fastest regular-season goals in MLS history
Top 5: Fastest regular-season goals in MLS history
Mike Grella
Oct. 18, 2015 | RBNY vs. PHI
Tim Cahill
Oct. 20, 2013 | RBNY at HOU
Dwayne De Rosario
Sept. 27, 2003 | SJ vs. DAL
Sebastian Blanco
July 30, 2022 | POR at MIN
Deshorn Brown
Oct. 5, 2013 | COL vs. SEA