The Timbers are searching for a third straight victory as they play host to the Houston Dynamo at Providence Park on Friday night (8pm PT, KPDX). Here are five numbers to know for #PORvHOU in the latest Quick Strikes by Simple.
3 With his game-winning goal last Saturday at Real Salt Lake, Nat Borchers now has three goals on the season, all of which were headers. Those three goals place Borchers behind only Kei Kamara (7) and Alan Gordon (4) for most headed goals in 2015.
8 Portland comes into Friday's match riding an eight-game undefeated streak at home. The eight-game run is the second-longest current streak in MLS, behind only Sporting Kansas City.
26 Over the last 13 matches, Portland has compiled the second-most points of any MLS team (8-3-2, 26pts), just one point less than Sporting Kansas City (8-2-3-, 27pts) in that span.
33 In shutting out Real Salt Lake, the Timbers have now recorded 33 clean sheets since Caleb Porter became manager ahead of the 2013 season. With Saturday's 1-0 victory, Portland passed Sporting Kansas City for most shutouts in that time span in MLS.
86.85 Now in his fifth season with the club, midfielder Diego Chara impresses with his timely tackles, but the Colombian is also an incredibly accurate passer. With a passing accuracy of 86.86 percent, Chara ranks second among the 16 MLS players with 1,000 or more passes this season.