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Portland Timbers vs. Stabaek Preseason Match Thread [5:00]


The Portland Timbers wrap up the 2015 Simple Invitational today, taking on Norwegian side Stabaek at Providence Park.

With big questions remaining to be answered (When will the Timbers start scoring? Who will be manning the center of the pitch? Just how many yellow cards are the Timbers going to accumulate this year?) before the start of the year, today's match should see Caleb Porter looking to refine the Timbers formula for next week's game against Real Salt Lake.

Without Diego Chara in the lineup due to a knock picked up against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday, the Timbers will need to make some changes to their defensive midfield pairing. The Timbers will also likely make some changes to their attack as the team attempts to find the players who will unlock the team's goal scoring in time for the 7th.

Match Information

Watch it on: Streaming on

Kickoff: 5:00 pm pacific at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon

Portland Timbers: 0-1-1 in the Simple Invitational

Stabaek: 0-2-0 in the Simple Invitational