Rapids clinch playoff berth with win over Timbers

The Timbers (11-13-8) remained tied for sixth place with the Seattle Sounders

Jack Jewsbury became 10th player in MLS history to make 350 league appearances, Saturday, October 1, 2016. (Timbers FC via Twitter)

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Sebastien Le Toux scored in the 63rd minute and the Colorado Rapids wrapped up a playoff spot with a 1-0 victory over the Portland Timbers on Saturday night.

Marlon Hairston slipped past a defender into the right side of the area and sent a low cross to the middle that Dominique Badji redirected and Le Toux smashed home.

The Rapids (12-5-2) clinched their first playoff berth since 2013 and tied a franchise record with 51 points. With four games to go, Colorado has the best chance or the remaining contenders to surpass league-leading FC Dallas for the Supporters’ Shield.

The Timbers (11-13-8) remained tied for sixth place with the Seattle Sounders. Portland finishes its season with a rematch against Colorado at home on Oct. 16 and a trip to Vancouver on Oct. 23.