The Portland Timbers are only one point behind the Vancouver Whitecaps in the race for the final playoff berth in the Western Conference. With thress games to play, the Timbers need to keep the pressure on Vancouver and today's match against an extremely depleted San Jose Earthquakes side will be an excellent opportunity to do so.
Preview Interview: "The Quakes have slumped over the summer and are now riding a historically long 11 game winless streak. Watson said the team was not interested in taking on the role of spoiler; instead, they wanted to show for themselves and their fans that they have what it takes to come out on top."
Watch it on: ROOT Sports
Kickoff: 7:30 PM PT at Providence Park
Portland Timbers: 10-9-12, 6th place in the Western Conference
San Jose Earthquakes: 6-13-11, 8th place in the Western Conference