After a midweek victory at Providence Park, Portland will look the turn another successful performance when the Timbers travel to Dick's Sporting Goods Park to take on the Colorado Rapids on Saturday (6pm PT, KPDX). Here are five numbers to know for #COLvPOR in the latest Quick Strikes by Simple.
387Midfielder Darlington Nagbe has showcased his dribbling skills on numerous occasions this season, the fifth-year Timbers player has also demonstrated a deft touch with his passes when going forward. In fact, no player in MLS has more succesful passes in the opponent's half than Nagbe this season with 387.
19Even with the night off Wednesday vs. D.C. United, defender Nat Borchers leads MLS in total shots blocked this season with 19. The longtime MLS veteran has already surpassed his total of 2014 total of 16 when he was with Real Salt Lake.
100 When midfielder Rodney Wallace plays his next match, he will become the 18th player in club history to play 100 league games with the Timbers. The longest-tenured player on the Timbers roster--he was acquired in a 2010 MLS Expansion Draft day trade--Wallace will move into a tie for appearances with NASL player Dale Mitchell and former teammate Mamadou "Futty" Danso.
1.83 Since Caleb Porter became head coach, Portland has had success when it has had a quick turnaround after matches. In fact, the club earns an average of 1.83 points per game in matches played within four days of their previous match.
154 After notching his 13th career MLS goal Wednesday, forward Maxi Urruti continues to be a scoring presence for the Timbers. Out of the 35 Timbers who have scored a MLS goal in history, Urruti has the best minutes per goal rate, averaging a goal for every 154 minutes played.