The Portland Timbers return to preseason action with their second match in the Mobile Mini Sun Cup, this time facing the New York Red Bulls. Earlier this week, the Timbers dispatched a largely-youth Seattle Sounders team 2-1 and will be looking to build on that performance tonight.
This is the third of six preseason matches for the Timbers, and while this week has seen reports with names as to the awaited right back and designated player signings, any deals have yet to be finalized.
The Timbers are once again starting an eleven full of presumed first-teamers, fielding a lineup of Attinella, Valentin, Mabiala, Cascante, Villafana, Guzman, Chara, Asprilla, Valeri, Blanco, Ebobisse.
The Timbers have two more preseason matches scheduled for next week and will open the MLS season on March 2nd away to the Colorado Rapids.