The Portland Timbers are at the top of the league, but with the pack breathing down their necks getting three points from today’s Cascadia Cup clash against the Vancouver Whitecaps will be vital. Missing Fanendo Adi and recovering from a rough match against Sporting Kansas City last weekend, the Timbers will need a comprehensive performance against this surging Whitecaps side if they want to get back on track.
Match Preview: “As Vancouver have come together this year, they have revealed a different look than in years past, relying more on the technique and skill of their attacking players than on the breakneck pace of their wingers. This shift in play has been made apparent in two roster moves that appear to be paying dividends for the side: shipping talented but injury-prone winger Kekuta Manneh to the Columbus Crew, and bringing in veteran forward Fredy Montero.”
And stop by the Rose City Forecast to make your predictions about today’s match.
Watch it on: KPTV
When: Saturday, April 22nd at 1:00 p.m. PT
Where: Providence Park in Portland, OR
Portland Timbers: 4-2-1, 1st place in the Western Conference, Lost 1-0 at home to Sporting Kansas City
Vancouver Whitecaps: 2-3-1, 7th place in the Western Conference, Won 2-1 at home against the Seattle Sounders