Game 2 of the road trip is coming shortly. The Portland Timbers are in Texas for their matchup against Austin FC. It will be the second time that the two teams have faced off this season, the first time being ... not so great. It was one of far too many three-goal losses for Portland, a 4-1 drubbing put on by the expansion side.
The good news is that Portland got a positive result earlier this week. The draw against Sporting Kansas City was good, and while it would have been preferable to have earned three points instead of one, anything is better than a multi-goal loss. Hopefully that means that the Timbers can be somewhat back on track.
This road trip is going to be one tough mother, but they’ve already got one positive result on their side. Can they keep it going?
Location: Q2 Stadium | Austin, TX
Time: 6 p.m. Pacific
Watch: FOX 12 PLUS, ESPN+
Radio: 750 The Game & LA GranD 93.5 FM-1150 AM
Our Starting XI vs. Austin. #RCTID pic.twitter.com/gSxe8MmZwu— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) August 22, 2021
Ready to take the pitch tonight against Portland.#AustinFC x @YETICoolers pic.twitter.com/9LGbYLuQEa— Austin FC (@AustinFC) August 22, 2021