Cascadia Cup competition returns to Providence Park as the Timbers take on Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Saturday at Providence Park (8pm PT, TICKETS, FOX 12 PLUS (KPDX)). Here are five numbers to know for #VANvPOR in the latest Quick Strikes.
12 In all competitions this season, forward Brian Fernandez has scored 12 goals for the club. Fernandez is now tied with Diego Valeri and Gastón Fernández for the most goals scored by a Timbers player (MLS era) in their first season with the club.
37 Having scored 37 times against Whitecaps FC, Portland has scored more goals against Vancouver than against any other opponent in MLS play. The Timbers also have defeated Vancouver 10 times, which is tied for the most wins against any opponent.
3X6 The Timbers are one of five MLS teams this season to have three different players with six or more goals. Fernandez leads the way with eight, followed by Jeremy Ebobisse's seven and Valeri's six.
.75 No goalkeeper has a better goals-against average in MLS than Steve Clark's 0.75 GAA, having conceded just nine goals in 12 league games this season. Clark also leads MLS in saves percentage, having made 44 saves on 53 shots on target (83 percent).
10 Saturday's match is the first of 10 consecutive home games for Portland. It is the longest homestand in the 44-year history of the Timbers.