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Match Thread: Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas (7:30 p.m. Pacific)

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Normal is just around the corner.

SOCCER: MAY 01 MLS - Portland Timbers at FC Dallas Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Portland Timbers are set for their match against FC Dallas, and its a big one. It’s not big just because it’s a rematch where Portland has a chance to get some revenge on a team that beat them big time during their last meeting. It’s important because it’s the first time this year that the Timbers will have the chance to play in front of the lovely fans of Providence Park with the stadium at full capacity.

That’s just a splendid thing to think about. It’s splendid not just because it’s fun to see ravenous soccer fans screaming their heads off. It’s fun because it gives the Timbers that much more of an advantage. Every Timber has talked about how much worse its been to play in front of no fans compared to a stadium of thousands. Goalkeeper Steve Clark had said it started to make it feel more like work rather than fun. Well, now the Timbers get the chance to have some fun. Let’s hope for a good one, Rose City.

Game Info

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

Pregame Reading:

Kyle Garcia wrote about a return to normality.

Sam Svilar wrote about the Timbers’ options in the midfield.

Starting Lineups

Portland Timbers:

FC Dallas: