The Portland Timbers are champions once again.
After a 2-1 victory over Orlando City FC in the MLS is Back Tournament Final, the Timbers have won their first championship since the 2015 MLS Cup.
Despite a lack of fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Timbers and their faithful followers still had plenty of reason to celebrate.
After hoisting the trophy, the Timbers went on to celebrate with virtual fans in attendance.
Owner Merritt Paulson also thanked the fans.
Its been a tough year for everyone everywhere. But its been a particularly difficult one in Portland.— Merritt Paulson (@MerrittPaulson) August 12, 2020
Portland, this is for you. We ❤️ you. Our city is so special. Always has been always will be. We deserve this.
Proud beyond words of our group
Twitter user Nicole Scragg painted a beautiful picture to celebrate the victory.
RCTID 💚💛 pic.twitter.com/p1LHtOsh3U— Nicole Scragg (@artbynms) August 12, 2020
However, most just celebrated the win on Twitter.
Heart, Strength, Soul: For the green and the gold
Congratulations on winning the #MLSisBack 🏆 @TimbersFC
Wishing all the players, coaches, and support staff a safe return to Portland #RCTID. pic.twitter.com/uTaySHC5iM— Timbers Army (@timbersarmy) August 12, 2020
TIMBERSSSSSSS— Nick Battey (@nickbat22) August 12, 2020
TIMBERS ARE CHAMPIONS LETS GOOOOOOOO— Billy (@BlmBilly) August 12, 2020
Hell yeah, Timbers. That’s how you win a trophy. #RCTID— Sagar Trika (@BlazersBySagar) August 12, 2020
Timbers are champions and blazers snatch the 8th spot. What a day. pic.twitter.com/q8ujV12WkZ— Edgar (@LifeOfEdgar) August 12, 2020