Here is your thread for today’s match.
Both sides are coming into this match on different paths as FC Dallas has struggled to start the season with just one goal in two games. While the Timbers have played a little more this season due to their involvement in the Concacaf Champions League. They picked up their first win of the season last weekend over Houston.
FC Dallas notes:
Key player for FC Dallas – Jader Obrien – This could be a good weekend for both Obrien and Freddy Vargas to get behind the defense and show exactly why the club brought them on board.
Last time against Portland – We all remember it well, as FC Dallas went to Oregon in the MLS Cup playoffs to battle the Timbers. After giving up a goal, FCD came back thanks to a late Ricardo Pepi goal before winning the game in penalty kicks.
Slow start – FC Dallas has collected just one point from its first two matches, its worst start to a season since 2011 (also 1 point). The one goal through two matches is also the worst scoring start to a season for FC Dallas since 2011 (also 1 goal).
OUT: Jesus Ferriera (shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE: Matt Hedges, Jimmy Maurer
On Loan: Brandon Servania, Justin Che
Portland Timbers notes:
Staying clean – The Timbers have managed just two clean sheets in their last 39 away matches dating back to August 2018, and one of those was at Providence Park, as the designated road team against Vancouver in September 2020.
OUT: Jeremy Ebobisse (left thigh strain), Aljaz Ivacic (athletic pubalgia surgery), Jaroslaw Niezgoda (left ACL surgery), Steve Clark (left thigh strain), Ismaila Jome (left Achilles tendon surgery)
QUESTIONABLE: Sebastian Blanco (right ACL surgery)
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