The Portland Timbers are traveling once again, this time for their fifth-to-last away game of the season. While the team is on a hot streak, featuring dual 4-0 wins at home last week, fixture congestion and the second-in-the-east Montreal Impact will present a new set of challenges to Gio Savarese and his squad.
Having played many of his first choice players for 180 minutes last week, and with a key playoff-battle match against FC Dallas this weekend, it seems that some rotation is almost certainly on the cards.
Storylines: “I’m not exactly sure how Gio is managing the minutes of everyone with this tough stretch of midweek games and then a weekend game. I would sit Diego Valeri for sure, since he went the full 90 against Houston and even made an appearance in an USOC match before that, where he wasn’t (really) needed by the time he was subbed in.”
And stop by the Rose City Forecast to register your predictions for today’s match.
Watch it on: FOX 12 (KPTV)
Where: Stade Saputo in Montreal, QC
When: Wednesday, June 26nd at 4:30 p.m. PT
Portland Timbers: 5-7-2, 11th place in the Western Conference, won 4-0 vs. Houston Dynamo
Montreal Impact: 8-7-3, 2nd place in the Eastern Conference, won 2-1 vs. Seattle Sounders