The Portland Timbers head to the Rocky Mountain State Saturday to face the Colorado Rapids (6pm PT, FOX 12 PLUS). Here are some key numbers to know ahead of the match.
Portland is unbeaten in three straight matches (1-0-2), earning back-to-back clean sheets in its last two games. The streak dates back to the Timbers 3-2 win over Vancouver on April 9. Notably, Larrys Mabiala made his season debut on April 9 and has played every minute since.
The Timbers attempted 626 passes in their match against Real Salt Lake on April 23 – a club record in its MLS regular-season history. Of the 626 passes, 519 were deemed successful, ranking fourth best in the club’s regular-season history.
On April 23 against Real Salt Lake, Bill Tuiloma won 17 possessions for Portland, an all-time MLS club record in a single match played by an individual. Tuiloma also led the match in completed passes (78), shots (3), and touches (107).
The last time Portland faced off against Colorado, Portland knocked the Rapids out of MLS Cup Playoffs with a 90’ goal from Mabiala at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Nov. 25, 2021 to advance to the Western Conference Final.
The Timbers are one of four teams in MLS (Austin FC, LAFC, Philadelphia) to have four or more goal scorers with two or more goals a piece (Dairon Asprilla, Yimmi Chara, Jaroslaw Niezgoda, Tuiloma).