The Portland Timbers are in Tegucigalpa, Honduras tonight to take on CD Olimpia in the final, deciding game of their CONCACAF Champions League group. The Timbers can expect to have everything in the Olimpia arsenal thrown at them tonight as the hosts need to win big if they are going to advance, while the Timbers just need to weather the storm.
Portland Timbers: "The Timbers could either go with one of their usual starters, bringing in Supporters Player of the Year Diego Valeri or sputtering wunderkind Darlington Nagbe to join the lineup, or potentially give a try to youngster Schillo Tshuma. Given the state of the Timbers' season, the use of one of the regular starters seems like a much more likely occurrence and should go a long way toward assuring that the team advances."
CD Olimpia: "This time around, the Timbers will likely face more in-form, more organized full first team from Olimpia. In their recent four match unbeaten run in league play, the side that Olimpia has been fielding has held only a passing resemblance to the side that the Timbers faced."
Watch it on: FOX Soccer Plus
Kickoff: 7:00 PM PT at Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino in Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Portland Timbers: 3-0-0 in CCL Group Play
CD Olimpia: 2-1-0 in CCL Group Play