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Portland Timbers vs. Sporting Kansas City Preseason Match Thread [5:00]

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The Timbers get back to it today.

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The Portland Timbers swing into action today with their first game of the preseason, taking on last year's Champions, Sporting Kansas City. This will be an early season test for both teams as they seek to get back into the shape that made them the two of the toughest teams to beat in MLS last season.

Here's all the information you need for today's game:

General Information

Watch it on: MLSsoccer.com or embedded below.

Kick off: 5:00 pm in Tucson, AZ.

Starting Lineups

Portland Timbers - First Half: Ricketts, Weber, Jewsbury, Paparatto, Kah, Villafana, Zemanski, Fernandez, Johnson, Alhassan, Urutti, Nagbe.

Portland Timbers - Second Half: Gleeson, Powell, Danso, McKenzie, Peay, Fochive, Nanchoff, Long, Tshuma, Piquionne, Kotlov.

Live Stream

Final Thoughts

I cannot stress enough that the preseason has no baring on how the Timbers will actually perform in March. That being said, this will be a great opportunity to see how the team's new additions have adjusted to the rest of the squad. Beyond Gaston Fernandez and Norberto Paparatto, keep an eye on Schillo Tshuma and Michael Nanchoff to potentially provide some entertaining soccer today.