The Portland Timbers are set to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps in this evening's match between two Cascadian rivals. Although the 'Caps were at the top of the league table coming into the weekend, and the Timbers are struggling to climb above the red line in the Western Conference, this should be a hard fought and close match between two sides with no love lost for each other so far this season.
Plus, Diego Valeri is expected to make his return in this evening's match. If that does not get you excited for some soccer, then I don't know what will.
"Following a defensive effort against the Seattle Sounders that saw the Timbers play deep in their own half, inviting their opponents forward and opening space for their attack to work, particularly in the second half, the Timbers will likely change things up against a decidedly different Whitecaps side. Where last Sunday saw the Timbers looking to hold the ball until an opportunity to get forward presented itself, this week should see the Timbers looking for quick transitions into the attack, pushing forward and putting pressure on the defense high up the pitch."
Watch it on: ROOT Sports
Kickoff: 7:30 pm pacific at Providence Park in Portland, OR
Portland Timbers: 2-3-3, 8th place in the Western Conference
Vancouver Whitecaps: 5-3-1, 2nd place in the Western Conference