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Match Thread: Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake

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The Timbers have clinched a postseason spot. Can they now earn the right to host a home playoff match with a win in Utah?

SOCCER: AUG 07 MLS - Real Salt Lake at Portland Timbers Photo by Diego Diaz/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Portland Timbers travel to Sandy, Utah to take on Real Salt Lake in Rio Tinto Stadium. Kick off is slated for 7:30 p.m. PST. The Timbers clinched a playoff spot last night thanks to the 1-1 draw between the Vancouver Whitecaps and LAFC. Portland could host a playoff match at Providence Park with a win in Sandy, Utah tonight. The Timbers only need one win out of their final two matches against Real Salt Lake and Austin FC to lock up a home playoff match.

Last time out the Timbers won in spectacular fashion thanks to a Diego Chara goal and that Dairon Asprilla bicycle kick. The 2-0 win ended the Timbers' three-match losing streak. Real Salt Lake have lost three of their last five and come into the match having lost 4-3 to San Jose on Saturday.

Game Info

Location: Rio Tinto Stadium I Sandy, Utah

Time: 7:30 p.m. Pacific

Watch: ESPN2

Pregame Reading

Portland Timbers clinch spot in the 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs

Make sure to check out Sam’s most recent One Big Tree: One Big Tree: Running on Vibes

Alex broke down what he liked and what he didn’t like about the Timbers’ last two results in his Double Post-Slab Pint: Double Post-Slab Pint: Rapids 2-0 Timbers & Timbers 2-0 Earthquakes

Starting Lineups

Portland Timbers

Real Salt Lake