The Portland Timbers are in need of points and so far this season has not obliged. Now the Timbers have headed to the home of the defending Supporters' Shield winners, the New York Red Bulls, a team that they have never beaten.
What will the Timbers' defense look like against New York? Which injured Timbers are ready to make their returns? Can the Timbers get their first road win of the year and their first ever points in New York?
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.
Should you have gotten more points? Tell me about it in your prediction for this week.