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Portland Timbers at Sporting Kansas City: How to Watch, Preview, Match Chat [11:00]

MLS: Portland Timbers at Sporting KC Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

The Portland Timbers are on the road today and set to take on Sporting Kansas City with a playoff position on the line. Both teams are struggling with injuries and are a significant step behind their expectations for this season, so a win here could springboard the Timbers or SKC out of their mid-season malaise.

Match Preview

“That back line, along with Jake Gleeson in goal and the pairing of Diego Chara and Ben Zemanski at holding midfield, will have plenty to deal with from the newly high-scoring SKC attack. Team leading scorer Dom Dwyer has been a consistent threat this year, having notched ten goals in 22 games, but more recently the scoring has been coming from throughout the side, particularly at home, where SKC has scored eleven goals in their last four matches.”

Match Information

Watch it on: FOX

Kickoff: 11:00 a.m. PT at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, MO

Portland Timbers: 7-7-8, 7th place in the Western Conference

Sporting Kansas City: 9-10-4, 4th place in the Western Conference