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Match Thread: Portland Timbers vs Nashville SC

The short-handed Timbers host Nashville for a midweek Western Conference clash

MLS: Portland Timbers at Minnesota United FC Matt Blewett-USA TODAY Sports

After a wild game against Minnesota United, the Portland Timbers (7-10-6) return home for another important test against playoff rivals Nashville SC (8-8-7).

Storylines So Far

The Timbers are short-handed, like, really short-handed for the match. Felipe Mora underwent season-ending knee surgery this week, as Claudio Bravo, Eryk Williamson, Cristhian Paredes, and George Fochive also miss the game with various injuries. Additionally, Diego Chara and Dairon Asprilla are suspended for the match with yellow card accumulation suspensions.

The Timbers sudden lack of depth couldn’t come at a worse time, with MLS MVP candidate Hany Mukhtar coming to town. Mukhtar has 12 goals and 6 assists in MLS this season, and leads the league in shots and shots on target.

Pregame Reading

Get ready for the match with Alex’s preview.

Catch up to speed on how the Timbers did in their previous match with Naveen’s latest player grades.

Felipe Mora’s season ending injury is a big blow to the Timbers, read about it here.

How to Watch

Location: Providence Park | Portland, OR

Time: 7:30 p.m. PST

Watch: Fox 12 Plus

Radio: 750 The Game & LA GranD 93.5 FM


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