The Portland Timbers take on New York City FC today as both teams look to redeem themselves from heartbreaking losses. The Timbers are coming off a 2-0 home loss to Orlando City SC, while New York lost in stoppage time to the Philadelphia Union on Thursday evening.
Match Preview: "From there things start to get somewhat more muddled. At the top of the Timbers' formation Fanendo Adi and Maximiliano Urruti have struggled to get on the same page and make any sort of connection, either through passing or even their spacing as they pair have regularly failed to make room for each other when played side by side in the attack."
Preview Interview: "Opponents just don't know how to deal with [Khiry Shelton] yet. He's tall and he's got wheels; it couldn't be easier to see. Jason Kreis has been quick to point out that he's far from a finished product, but his class is readily apparent. Adam Nemec, for his part, has played in front of Villa as a target guy, and I don't think Shelton is ready for that type of role. Then again, maybe Nemec isn't either! The Jockeyin' Slovakian's reputation among NYC fans is the exact opposite of Khiry's."
Watch it on: FOX Sports 1
Kickoff: 4:00 pm pacific at Yankee Stadium in New York City, NY
Portland Timbers: 1-2-3, 10th place in the Western Conference
New York City FC: 1-2-3, 7th place in the Western Conference