Tonight the Portland Timbers will face off against the San Jose Earthquakes. There will be plenty of headlines that come out of it, I'm sure, but really they won't matter all that much. You see, the following week, the Timbers have to play San Jose again. So whatever happens tonight is really just half of the full story. Of course, that doesn't mean we shouldn't be expecting three points. It is a home game, after all.
Here's all the information you need for tonight's game:
Watch it on: NBC Sports Network
Kick off: 7:30 pm at Jeld Wen Field
San Jose Earthquakes: 8 points in the Western Conference
Portland Timbers: 6 points in the Western Conference
Starting Line ups
San Jose Earthquakes:
Obviously a win tonight is expected. The Timbers are coming off a great win over the Houston Dynamo, they're playing at home and, despite some injuries, have been gelling very well in recent matches.It's almost enough to hope for the Timbers taking all six points from the Earthquakes over the next two games, but you've got to walk before you can run. If the Timbers can win confidently tonight, it will definitely help them going into San Jose next week.