It’s Friday night lights at Providence Park as the Timbers take on Energy Drink FC. There is hope in the Rose City as the Red Bulls expended themselves pushing to comeback from two goals down vs USL side FC Cincinnati. For a full 120 minutes they played just three nights ago.
Caleb Porter thinks, even though the New Jersey side is only 4th in the east, they are better than Toronto on paper. So he is hoping that the 4-1 throttling at Toronto is a wake up call as the good guys return home to defend Providence Park.
Storylines: “The Timbers have returned home to get ready for a hot Red Bulls squad, who are going on limited rest after their U.S. Open Cup match with FC Cincinnati. Can the Timbers take advantage of tired legs and claim all three points? Or will the Red Bulls trample the Timbers in their home yard?”
And get your match predictions in before kickoff over at the Rose City Forecast.
Watch it on: FOX Sports 1
Where: Providence Park in Portland, Oregon
When: Friday, August 18th at 7:00 p.m. PT
Portland Timbers: 9-9-7, 5th place in the Western Conference, 4-1 away loss at Toronto FC
New York Red Bulls: 12-9-2, 4th place in the Eastern Conference, 3-1 home win against Orlando City [in MLS league play]; 3-2 away win, in extra time, at FC Cincinnati [in US Open Cup Semis]