Jorge Moreira, Timbers vs. SKC, 9.7.19
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Quick Strikes | Moreira, Fernandez making the most of their debut Timbers seasons

Coming off a comeback win against Sporting Kansas City, the Portland Timbers look to solidify their playoff standing when they welcome D.C. United to Providence Park on Sunday (12:30pm PT, TICKETS, ESPN). Here are five numbers to know for #PORvDC in the latest Quick Strikes. 

5 In his first season with the Timbers, forward Brian Fernandez has delivered the game-winning goal on five different occasions. Only one player in MLS has more game-winning goals this season (Zlatan Ibrahimovic). 

16 With his assist in the last match, Diego Valeri now has a club-record 16 assists this season. The last time a Western Conference player had more than 16 assists in a single season was Landon Donovan in 2014. 

11 Portland has amassed 11 goals from headers in 2019. That accounts for the second-most headed goals in a single season for the Timbers in MLS play. 

23 Since goalkeeper Steve Clark made his first start of the season on April 27, the Timbers have conceded just 23 goals. Only two MLS teams have conceded fewer goals in that span. 

83 Right back Jorge Moreira has proved to be a pivotal player in his first season with the Timbers. Moreira is up to 83 tackles this season, which is the most among all MLS defenders.