The Timbers are back! It’s been about two weeks since we last saw the lads in green and gold, and Rose City has sorely missed them. That makes it that much more exciting that capacity at Providence Park has been increased to 80% starting this weekend. What better time to bring fans back en masse to Providence Park than after a long break.
The last time the Timbers played, they were about as beaten up as a team can be. Even though their final three matches weren’t two bad — you won’t hear too many people complain about six points in three matches — the final match before the break was a less-than-spectacular 3-0 blowout loss to the Philadelphia Union.
I would imagine that left a bit of a sour taste in the Timbers’ mouths. But after resting up the injured — including Sebastian Blanco, who just might make his return tonight — I bet the Timbers will do whatever it takes to get off to a solid start. Let’s get it, Rose City.
Location: Providence Park | Portland, OR
Time: 7:30 p.m. PST
Watch: FOX 12 PLUS, ESPN+
Radio: 750 The Game & LA GranD 93.5 FM-1150 AM
Kyle Garcia offers a quick preview of the Timbers’ mindset heading into the match.
Sam Svilar writes about why he’s excited for the return of Timbers and Thorns soccer.
Our Starting XI vs. Sporting KC tonight. #RCTID pic.twitter.com/epi1y2Cvzm— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) June 20, 2021
Sporting Kansas City:
The XI™️#PORvSKC | #SportingKC pic.twitter.com/9f9oR1nyFh— Sporting Kansas City (@SportingKC) June 20, 2021