The Portland Timbers will square off with the Philadelphia Union in the semifinals of the MLS is Back Tournament Knockout Stage presented by Audi on Wednesday (5pm, FS1). Here are five numbers to know for #PHIvPORI in the latest edition of Quick Strikes.
5in5Sebastián Blanco has an assist in all five MLS is Back Tournament matches for the Timbers. Blanco is the first Timbers player to have assists in five consecutive matches since the club joined in MLS in 2011, surpassing Diego Valeri, who has recorded a four-game streak on three separate occasions.
97.7 In Saturday's 3-1 quarterfinal win over New York City FC, midfielder Diego Chara completed 97.7 percent of his passes (42 of 43). Celebrating his 300th match in all competitions, it was the fourth-most accurate match Chara has ever had when starting for the Timbers.
4 Portland has four consecutive wins against Philadelphia, outscoring the Union 11-3 in those matches. In all the matches between the club, the Timbers hold a 6-1-3 advantage over the Pennsylvania club.
181 With this goal against NYCFC, Diego Valeri now has 181 combined goals and assists for the Timbers in all competitions. Valeri has 76 more combined goals and assists in all competitions than any other Timbers player in team history (1975-present).
341Midfielder Eryk Williamson has played 341 minutes in the MLS is Back Tournament. Heading into the competition, Williamson had played 235 minutes in MLS play for the Timbers, having made his debut against Philadelphia on May 25, 2019.