Portland is unbeaten in its last eight matches (4-0-4), dating back to June 18, 2022. The Timbers have outscored their opponents 18-10 in that stretch, recording multiple goals in six of the eight matches.
Portland is one of three teams with 25 or more goals in the second half of the regular season, alongside of Austin FC and LAFC.
Eight Timbers players have scored multiple goals this season (Jaroslaw Niezgoda, Sebastián Blanco, Yimmi Chara, Santiago Moreno, Bill Tuiloma, Dairon Asprilla, Cristhian Paredes, Nathan Fogaça) and eight have recorded multiple assists for Portland in 2022 (Niezgoda, Blanco, Y. Chara, Moreno, Paredes, Eryk Williamson, Marvin Loría, Diego Chara).
Niezgoda has tallied six goals and two assists in Portland’s last seven matches for a total of 14 points. Having taken 14 shots and nine shots on goal in that seven-game stretch, he’s posted a 64% shooting accuracy and 43% conversion rate.
Blanco notched his sixth career brace, including playoffs, against Minnesota on July 30, and second of this season. The goal he scored 13 seconds into the match was the fastest goal in club history, and fifth fastest in MLS history.