The Portland Timbers' undefeated run is over and today they will come up against a team that they have not won against since 2011 and that they have never beaten at home: Real Salt Lake. However, the Timbers' attack has been barreling full steam ahead and is aimed squarely at an RSL defense that has shown some serious cracks despite the team's stepped record this season.
Can the Timbers get over their Salt Lake-specific yip today? Which forward will step up with a big performance in this one? Who will the Timbers even have on their back line? Can Darlington Nagbe get his first goal of the season?
Let's get busy making some predictions.
Here is what we are looking for:
- The final score.
- The goalscorers.
- The timing of the goals.
The more specific the prediction, the better.
The rules: Get your predictions in before kick-off. Correctly predicting the score is worth two points, correctly predicting a goal scorer is worth one point, and coming close to the timing of a goal is worth one point. That's about it. I reserve the right to award bonus points for excessively awesome/accurate predictions.