The Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders FC write their latest chapter in their long, storied rivalry Sunday when they face off at Lumen Field (1:30pm PT, FOX). Here are five key numbers to know ahead of the match.
Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese is unbeaten in five regular-season road matches against the Seattle Sounders FC at Lumen Field, with a record of 4-0-1 dating back to June 30, 2018. All of Portland’s regular season wins at Lumen Field have come since Savarese took the helm.
Eryk Williamson has tallied five assists since May 14, which is tied for second-most in MLS since that day. In that stretch, he’s averaged 1.4 assists per 90 minutes played, more than any other player with a minimum of 100 minutes logged during that period.
Jaroslaw Niezgoda scored his team-leading sixth goal of the season on July 3rd. Of players that have attempted 40+ shots in MLS since 2010 (including playoffs), Niezgoda has the highest conversion rate with 37.2% (OptaJack).
Since the end of the June international window (June 18), Portland has scored eight goals in four games, which is tied for the most in the league in that span. Additionally, the Timbers are one of just six teams in MLS without a loss since the break, and one of three teams in the Western Conference remaining unbeaten since June 18.