Football: Bill Tuiloma's Portland Timbers prevail in Major League Soccer's 'bubble' tournament final

All Whites midfielder Bill Tuiloma's Portland Timbers have beaten Orlando City 2-1 in the final of the 'MLS is Back' tournament in Orlando.

Tuiloma only managed a brief cameo off the bench during injury time, after goals to Larrys Mabiala and Dario Zupari secured a Timbers triumph in the US Major League Soccer's 'bubble' competition.

Victory earns the Timbers a guaranteed spot in the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League, as well as a $US300,000 ($NZ 457,900) cash prize.

Teams have lived and trained at facilities at Florida's Disney World, where the NBA has also taken up residence to resume its 2019/20 season.

The organisation has shuttled 24 teams to a secured sports complex for practices, with daily matches on three crowd-free fields.

Players, coaches and support personnel were tested regularly inside the MLS 'bubble', with just two positives from nearly 35,000 tests.

In 2017, Tuiloma, 25, joined the Timbers from Ligue 1, after becoming the first Kiwi to play in France's top flight of football. 

Tuiloma played for both Marseille and Strasbourg during a three-year stretch in France.

Since his 2013 All Whites debut, he's made 26 appearances for New Zealand.

The MLS will now return to its regular season at spectator-less stadiums. All teams will be subject to a rigorous testing protocol, and will use charter flights or buses for travel to limit outside contact.