Diego Valeri scores fastest goal in MLS Cup history as Portland Timbers take early lead
It took just 27 seconds for the Portland Timbers to open the scoring in the 2015 MLS Cup.
The goal was the fastest in MLS Cup history, a record previously shared by two goals scored in the fifth minute.
Eduardo Hurtado hit that mark in the inaugural MLS Cup in 1996, but the LA Galaxy failed to hold on to the lead as they fell 3-2 to D.C. United.
Seven years later, Ronnie Ekelund gave the San Jose Earthquakes a lead five minutes in as the Quakes went on to a 4-2 victory against the Chicago Fire.
Justin Meram scored the fastest goal in MLS Cup Playoff history earlier this postseason, needing just eight seconds to give Crew SC an early lead on the New York Red Bulls in Leg 1 of the Eastern Conference Championship.
- GOAL: Portland Timbers grab a second goal within first seven minutes of MLS Cup0:28
- GOAL: Columbus Crew SC pull a goal back as Kei Kamara takes advantage of Adam Kwarasey's mistake0:29
- OFF THE POST: Columbus Crew SC keep the ball out despite hitting two posts0:29
- OFF THE POST: Fanendo Adi's fading header strikes the post and almost bounces in off of Steve Clark0:20
- MISS: Darlington Nagbe just inches wide of goal0:29
- CHANCE: Wil Trapp rips a shot to try and equalize but his shot gets blocked0:16
- SAVE: Steve Clark makes a point blank save on Nat Borchers' header0:26