With six MLS matches (four at home, two on the road, and five matches against Eastern Conference teams) plus an international friendly against Valencia coming up by the end of May, the Timbers have an opportunity to get hot at home and turn their season around. Forget the first six games: How many points do you think the club will take in the next six?
21: Sporting Kansas City: Yes, they're the hottest team in the league, but what goes up also comes down, and they'll be playing their third game in seven days and their second game in three days when they show up at Jeld-Wen.
28: @Montreal Impact. Road game against an expansion side.
5: Columbus Crew.. Even at 2-3, the Crew are punching above their weight, and if you think our back-line is struggling, get a load of theirs.
15: @Houston Dynamo. The Dynamo have put up 8 points in four consecutive road matches, and they've got three more road games before they open their new stadium against D.C. United on the 12th. The Timbers get the Dynamo's second game in their new stadium just three days later. The Timbers travel to Houston on 10 days rest.
23: Valencia (friendly).
26: Vancouver Whitecaps. First match of the 2012 Cascadia Cup.