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Portland Timbers at Montreal Impact Match Thread [5:00]

The Timbers take on the Impact as both teams look to move up the table.

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The Portland Timbers got three points from their must-win match against the Colorado Rapids last week and now head into another must-win match against the team at the bottom of the league standings, the Montreal Impact. With so few points remaining on the board and plenty of difficult matches to come, the Timbers will need to take home some points on the road and no match will give them a batter chance at doing so.

Here is all the information that you need for today's match:


Match Preview: "The Timbers will be relying on recent debutee Liam Ridgewell to continue their defensive solidity on the road. Now with two week of training with the Timbers behind him, Ridgewell should be starting to gel properly with his teammates. Hopefully for this Timbers this increased cohesion will lead to fewer miscommunications along the back line and let the Timbers cut out some of the errors that have consistently cost them points this year."

Preview Interview: "Another positive is the good present of Andrés Romero, who is redeeming himself for his terrible 2013 season. Marco Di Vaio is also finding his groove, after missing a lot of action this year (suspension and injury). If Romero (with his speed), and Di Vaio lead the way offensively, and the defence manages to perfrom a solid 90 minutes performance (especially on set pieces), then Montreal has a chance on Sunday."

Match Information

Watch it on: ROOT Sports

Kickoff: 5:00 PM PT at Stade Saputo in Montreal, Canada

Portland Timbers: 5-6-9, 7th place in the Western Conference

Montreal Impact: 3-11-5, last place overall