Timbers, Stars battle it out tonight at 5 p.m.
The Timbers and NSC Minnesota Stars conclude their regular-season series tonight in Blaine, Minn., at 5 p.m. (Pacific). Listen to tonight's match live on 95.5 The Game or watch a live video webcast. In-game updates also available on Twitter.
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POR: GK Pyzdrowski, D Joy, D Danso, D Smith, D Purdy, M Marcelin, M Savage, M Pore, M Nimo, F Dike, F Muhamadu
MIN: GK Warren, D Lorenz, D Arango, D Altman, D Friedland, M Takada, M Gotsmanov, M Allen, M Wasson, F Tarley, F Bracalello
Tonight’s match features two teams looking to continue their push for playoff positioning in the USSF Division-2 Pro League. The Timbers are in a two-way tie for fourth place with the Carolina RailHawks (31pts), while the Stars look to pull away from a congested bottom half of the playoff pool.
Only four points separate Portland and Carolina from the final teams in the playoff picture – Puerto Rico Islanders, NSC Minnesota and FC Tampa Bay Rowdies. Eight teams advance to the postseason - the two conference leaders are joined by six teams with the next-best point totals, regardless of conference alignment.
The Timbers return home on Aug. 26, as they begin a three-game homestand to close out their 2010 regular-season home schedule.