The Portland Timbers will take on the Houston Dynamo tonight as they continue the four game home stand that could either catapult the Timbers up the standings or see them fall back into the pack in the Western Conference.
The Timbers will be facing an 8th place Dynamo side who are without two players due to suspension and weary from playing four games over the course of the last two weeks, so there is no excuse for dropped points in tonight’s match. Of course, the Dynamo are packing plenty of attacking talent, so it will be up to the Timbers to shut down the likes of Alberth Elis and Romell Quioto.
Of particular interest for the home side will be the striker position, where Fanendo Adi is the subject of intense trade rumors, Samuel Armenteros was recently added to the injury report as questionable, and both Foster Langsdorf and Jeremy Ebobisse were on the road with Portland Timbers 2 today, notching a brace and a goal and an assist respectively.
Storylines: “Wilmer Cabrera’s Dynamo have played five matches in the last two weeks and are starting to run on fumes. The scoreline from Wednesday’s match against the Union is really misleading. Even when Houston went down to ten men with a half hour to go, they didn’t pack it in defensively, but pressed for an equalizer. A penalty late into stoppage time dashed their hopes of a draw.”
And stop by the Rose City Forecast to make your predictions for today’s match.
Watch it on: FOX 12 Plus (KPDX)
Where: Providence Park in Portland, OR
When: Saturday, July 28th at 8:00 p.m. PT
Portland Timbers: 8-3-7, 5th place in the Western Conference, 2-2 draw to Montreal Impact
Houston Dynamo: 7-7-6, 8th place in the Western Conference, 3-1 loss to Philadelphia Union