Vancouver Whitecaps supporters lift the Cascadia Cup while marching to CenturyLink Field

There was plenty to play for on Sunday between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Portland Timbers. A playoff spot for the Timbers, and the Cascadia Cup if they beat the Whitecaps at BC Place, while the Whitecaps could take the Cascadia Cup with a big win over the Timbers.


In the end, Vancouver prevailed, winning 4-1 in the Decision Day clash, both clinching the Cascadia Cup and preventing Portland from reaching the Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs.


And that scoreline is significant for Cascadia Cup purposes, as the 'Caps and Timbers were equal on points, with Vancouver needing to overcome a five-goal swing in goal difference to go atop the Cascadia Cup standings. In the end, they did exactly what they needed to, edging Portland by one goal to take the title.


The Cascadia Cup is a regional competition established by the supporters of the Whitecaps, Timbers and Seattle Sounders. The 2016 title is the Whitecaps' sixth all-time -- best among the three teams -- and third in four seasons. 


Standings

Club
GP
PTS
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Vancouver Whitecaps
6
9
3
3
0
11
10
+1
Portland Timbers
6
9
3
3
0
14
14
0
Seattle Sounders
6
9
3
3
0
10
11
-1

Schedule


Saturday, March 19 – Seattle 1, Vancouver 2
Saturday, May 7 – Vancouver 2, Portland 1
Sunday, May 22 – Portland 4, Vancouver 2
Sunday, July 17 – Portland 3, Seattle 1
Sunday, Aug. 21 – Seattle 3, Portland 1
Sunday, Aug. 28 – Portland 4, Seattle 2
Saturday, Sept. 17 – Seattle 1, Vancouver 0
Sunday, Oct. 2 – Vancouver 1, Seattle 2
Sunday, Oct. 23 – Vancouver 4, Portland 1


All-time winners


2016 -- Vancouver Whitecaps
2015 – Seattle Sounders
2014 – Vancouver Whitecaps
2013 – Vancouver Whitecaps
2012 – Portland Timbers
2011 – Seattle Sounders
2010 – Portland Timbers
2009 – Portland Timbers
2008 – Vancouver Whitecaps
2007 – Seattle Sounders
2006 – Seattle Sounders
2005 – Vancouver Whitecaps
2004 – Vancouver Whitecaps