Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake Match Thread [7:30]

Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

The Timbers take on RSL tonight in a match for first place in the West.

The Portland Timbers may just have clinched a playoff spot thanks to the Seattle Sounders' fantastic loss to FC Dallas, but the team still have plenty to do as they take on Real Salt Lake tonight.

Here's all the information you need for today's game:

General Information

Watch it on: ROOT Sports

Kick off: 7:30 pm at Jeld-Wen Field

Portland Timbers: 1st Place (53 points) in the Western Conference.

Real Salt Lake: 2nd Place (52 points) in the Western Conference.

Starting Lineups

Portland Timbers: Ricketts; Jewsbury, Danso, Kah, Harrington; Chara, Valeri, W. Johnson; Alhassan, Valencia, Nagbe

Real Salt Lake: Rimando; Palmer, Schuler, Borchers, Wingert; Alvarez, Beckerman, Grabavoy, Gil; Saborio, Findley

Final Thoughts

At practice yesterday Caleb Porter mentioned that this matchup would be "a football game", with both teams looking to play good, aggressive soccer. The Timbers have not managed to win against RSL yet this season in three meetings, but they have a remarkable home record behind them and are currently one of the hottest teams in the league. Winning the conference is decidedly within reach.

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