The Portland Timbers will today close out their preseason with a match against Real Salt Lake in the Mini Mobile Sun Cup. As this match serves as the final tune-up before the MLS season begins for the Timbers on March 2nd, and as the Timbers reserves played an off-stream scrimmage against FC Dallas earlier, all signs point to a fairly first-team starting XI this afternoon.
Timbers second string currently playing a scrimmage vs Dallas here in Tuscon: Clark; Moreira, Jadama, Dielna, Miller; Paredes, Flores; Conechny, Loria, Asprilla; Melano #RCTID— Chris (@PDX_Analyst) February 23, 2019
With the newly-acquired Jorge Moreira having played with the second-string in the earlier scrimmage, it seems like Zarek Valentin will be the first-choice right back for at least the beginning of the season as Moreira acclimates more to the team.
The Timbers will begin the MLS Regular Season next weekend away to the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, March 2nd. Kickoff is scheduled for 3PM PT.