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Portland Timbers vs. Sporting Kansas City | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 27
Portland Timbers vs. Sporting Kansas City
Providence Park – Portland
September 7 – 10:30 PM ET

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada

Separated by three points just below the playoff line in the Western Conference, the Portland Timbers host Sporting Kansas City in a critical six-pointer Saturday night at Providence Park.

The Timbers (12-11-4) are two points below the playoff line following a 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake at Providence Park Saturday night. Diego Valeri capitalized on a midfield turnover and slipped a knuckling shot past Nick Rimando for the game's lone goal in the 16th minute. Portland finished with 10 men after Renzo Zambrano was shown a red card for putting his hands on referee Nima Saghafi. 

Sporting Kansas City (10-11-7) extended a season-high winning streak to three games and moved within five points of the playoff line with a 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo at Children's Mercy Park Saturday night. Johnny Russell headed in the lone goal in the 12th minute off an assist from Graham Smith. 

Portland
Portland vs. Sporting KC

Saturday, September 7 at 10:30 PM ET
Providence Park

Sporting KC

Portland Timbers

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Kendall McIntosh (GK) - right foot injury
    • OUT: Jeff Attinella (GK)- right shoulder injury
    • OUT: Modou Jadama (D)- left foot injury
    • OUT: Larrys Mabiala (D) - left thigh injury
    • OUT: Julio Cascante (D) - left thigh injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Marco Farfan (M) - left knee injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Zarek Valentin (D) - left upper leg injury
  • Suspended: Renzo Zambrano (M)
  • Suspended after next caution: Larrys Mabiala (D)
  • International duty:  Andres Flores (M), Cristhian Paredes (M), Renzo Zambrano (M)

Sporting Kansas City

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Rodney Wallace (D) - hip injury
    • OUT: Adrian Zendejas (GK) - back injury
  • Suspended: Felipe Gutierrez (M)
  • Suspended after next caution:  Roger Espinoza (M)
  • International duty:  Felipe Gutierrez (M), Botond Barath (D), Krisztian Nemeth (F), Nicolas Hasler (D), Johnny Russell (F), Gianluca Busio (M)

Series Matchup at Timbers

  • Timbers: 2 wins, 5 goals
  • Sporting KC: 4 wins, 5 goals
  • 2 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Alex Chilowicz
  • Assistant Referees: Jeremy Hanson, Cory Richardson
  • 4th Official:Tim Ford
  • VAR: Malik Badawi
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Current Form

Portland
L
W
W
L
L
W
Sporting KC
W
L
L
W
W
W

Season Stats

Portland TimbersSporting Kansas City
27Games Played28
12Wins10
11Losses11
4Draws7
43Goals41
40Goals Conceded45
323Shots319
140Shots on Target143
372Fouls committed351
248Fouls suffered331
38Offside44
148Corners157

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
POR510552431.6
SKC613432411.5
01234+Avg
POR142222
SKC363121.7
01234+Avg
POR463301.3
SKC371201.2

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
POR510741401.5
SKC68923451.6
01234+Avg
POR424101.2
SKC435121.7
01234+Avg
POR183311.7
SKC254111.5
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