As Sporting Kansas City comes to the Rose City to take on the Portland Timbers Saturday at Providence Park (7pm PT, TICKETS, FOX 12 PLUS), here are some key numbers to know ahead of the match.
The Timbers are unbeaten against Sporting in six straight matches (W3 D3), including MLS playoffs, dating back to November 25, 2018.
Marvin Loría recorded his 10th career MLS assist on May 7. He’s in a three-way tie for 11th most assists in club history, and is one of five active roster players with 10 or more career assists in regular-season play (Dairon Asprilla, Sebastián Blanco, Diego Chara, Yimmi Chara).
Yimmi Chara is the only player to have started every match this season for Portland. Heading into week 11, his 987 minutes played rank seventh most amongst MLS players this year.
With Jaroslaw Niezgoda’s goal on May 7, he and Y. Chara are tied with 13 career goals for the Timbers, the 12th most goals scored in club history.