The weekend's clashes between the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders, highlighted by yesterday's 4-1 win from the Timbers' first team, wrap up today as Portland Timbers 2 host the Seattle Sounders 2 at Merlo Field. With T2 in striking distance of the red line and in need of points if they want to position themselves for a run at the playoffs in their inaugural season, this game promises to be an intense one.
Match Preview: "Another thing to consider, as long as T2 score there could be a favorable outcome. In their past 5 home games, the two losses have been shutout losses. T2 were unable to score against the OC Blues and S2. But in the 3 wins they put away 8 goals. And the speedy forward who has had some success against T2, Andy Craven, signed onto the first team this past Saturday. He played 30 minutes last night at Providence Park so it would be unlikely he finds himself playing tonight as well."
With T2 not having had a victory against S2 yet in across any competitions, the hope will be that tonight changes that.
Watch it on: Streaming at Timbers.com/T2 or embedded below
Kickoff: 7:00 p.m. PT at Merlo Field in Portland, OR
Portland Timbers 2: 5-7-2, 9th place in the Western Conference
Seattle Sounders 2: 8-5-2, 4th place in the Western Conference