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Match Thread: Real Salt Lake vs Portland Timbers [6:30p]

Can the Timbers make it six in a row?

MLS: Real Salt Lake at Portland Timbers Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

The Portland Timbers will be riding at five-match winning streak into Rio Tinto Stadium tonight and will look to expand it to six against Real Salt Lake.

All-Time Series Notes

Tonight’s contest marks the 25th MLS regular-season meeting between Portland and RSL dating back to April 30, 2011, with the Timbers leading the series against RSL 9-7-8. Notably, Portland is unbeaten five consecutive league matches against RSL dating back to Oct. 6, 2018, outscoring the opposition 14-6 in those matches. Jeremy Ebobisse has tallied one goal and three assists in seven regular-season appearances (4 starts) against RSL. In 18 career starts against Real Salt Lake, Diego Valeri has tallied four goals and six assists. Notably, in 12 matches played across all competitions away from Providence Park in 2020, the Timbers hold a record of 8-1-3, outscoring their opponents 31-18.

Notes provided by Portland Timbers PR

Injury Report

Real Salt Lake

  • OUT: F - Giuseppe Rossi (not medically cleared)
  • OUT: M - Chris Garcia (not medically cleared)

Portland Timbers

  • OUT: M - Dairon Asprilla (left knee surgery 5/21, out for season)
  • OUT: M - Sebastian Blanco (torn ACL 9/6, out for season)
  • OUT: F - Blake Bodily (right thigh injury)
  • OUT: D - Julio Cascante (left ankle injury)

Starting Lineups

Real Salt Lake

Portland Timbers

Location: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy UT
Kick-off time: 6:30 Pacific / 9:30 Eastern
TV broadcast: ROOT SPORTS NW
Rival SB Nation site: RSL Soapbox
Radio broadcast: 750 The Game (English) and La GranD 1150AM/93.5 FM (Spanish)