The matches keep coming for the Portland Timbers, with the side set to take on FC Dallas for their fourth match in twelve days since coming back from the international break. Despite their rampant form in their last three matches at home, the Timbers remain at the bottom of the Western Conference and a victory tonight against against this modestly above average Dallas side will be vital in their climb into playoff position.
The Timbers’ first choice XI should be well rested after largely not traveling to Wednesday’s away loss at the Montreal Impact and it will be up to the side to show that running out a lineup of reserves on the road was worth it by continuing to rack up the wins at Providence Park. Of course, the Timbers remain without several players as Sebastian Blanco, Bill Tuiloma, and others are still on the injury report.
Dallas, meanwhile, are at full strength and have now gone their last four league matches without a loss, including home wins over the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC. The youth movement continues in Dallas with the side getting good minutes from players like recent USMNT debutant Paxton Pomykal and team scoring leader Jesus Ferreira, both homegrown signings for the Texian side.
Storylines: “The last time these two teams met, it was in April at Dallas where the Timbers lost the match 2-1 and will be looking for a bit of revenge on their Western Conference rival. Will the Timbers pick up where they left off against the other team from Texas? Or will FC Dallas play the spoiler, sneaking out of Portland with points in hand?”
Watch it on: KPTV
Where: Providence Park in Portland, OR
When: Sunday, June 30th at 8:00 p.m. PT
Portland Timbers: 5-8-2, 12th place in the Western Conference, lost 2-1 at Montreal Impact
FC Dallas: 7-6-5, 4th place in the Western Conference, drew 2-2 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps