Saturday’s match between Portland and Vancouver marks the 100th meeting between the two sides across all competitions (NASL, USL, MLS). The Timbers all-time record versus the Whitecaps is 39-42-18. In MLS regular season play, Portland is 14-9-6 over Vancouver.
With two fouls committed on April 3, Diego Chara tied Kyle Beckerman’s record for most fouls committed (756) in league history. Notably, D. Chara did so in 182 less matches played than Beckerman.
Claudio Bravo leads the league in tackles won this season with 18. The 25-year-old Argentine ranks 1st overall in tackles won (55) in MLS since his debut at the start of the 2021 season.
Bill Tuiloma has scored five goals in his last six appearances between MLS and international play. He’s scored twice for Portland (Galaxy, Austin), and three for New Zealand (Solomon Islands x2, New Caledonia).
The Timbers have scored in 13 straight MLS games, dating back to Oct. 27, 2021, scoring 22 goals in that run. Portland is just one of five teams in MLS to score in all of its matches to start the season along with LAFC, Philadelphia, Minnesota and Toronto.