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Portland Timbers at San Jose Earthquakes: How to Watch, Preview, Match Chat [7:30]

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MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at Portland Timbers Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

The Portland Timbers have headed south to take on the San Jose Earthquakes in a match that could see the Timbers regain their spot on top of the Western Conference with a win, or give up ground to the pack with a loss. Either way, the Timbers will need to overcome a solid ‘Quakes defense that has allowed only a handful of goals so far this year.

Match Preview

“While neither the ‘Quakes attack not their defense stand out as being among the league’s elite, the side have been strong enough on both sides of the ball to present a well-rounded front that finds a way to regularly grab a point or three. While they are not on the same level as Dallas or Sporting Kansas City, the Quakes have the third best defense in the West to date, allowing just ten goals through nine games.”

And drop by the Rose City Forecast to give your predictions for tonight’s match.

Match Information

Watch it on: KPDX

Where: Avaya Stadium in San Jose, CA

When: Saturday, May 6th at 7:30 p.m. PT

Portland Timbers: 5-2-2, 2nd place in the Western Conference, 2-2 draw at FC Dallas

San Jose Earthquakes: 3-3-3, 5th place in the Western Conference, 1-0 win at Minnesota United