Portland Timbers host Vancouver Whitecaps FC for the next chapter in their Cascadia Cup rivalry Sunday at Providence Park (7:30pm PT, TICKETS, FOX 12 PLUS). Here are five key numbers ahead of the match.
Heading into the match, Portland sits at the top of the Cascadia Cup table with six points after defeating the Vancouver Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders earlier this season this season.
The Timbers are unbeaten in five straight matches (3-0-2), earning 11 points since returning from the June international window on June 18.
After only scoring multiple goals in four games through the first half of the season (New England, Vancouver, Kansas City, San Jose), Portland has scored multiple goals in its last four straight matches (Colorado, Houston, Nashville, Seattle).
Striker Jaroslaw Niezgoda has registered four goals and one assist in his last four appearances for Portland, tallying nine points. In that stretch of matches, Niezgoda has averaged 2.6 points per 90 minutes played.
Midfielder Sebastián Blanco has created 14 chances for Portland since June 18th, ranking as fifth-most in MLS in that span of time. Blanco leads the team with seven assists and has contributed to a goal in four out of the last five matches (1G, 3A).