After a weekend bye from MLS action, the Portland Timbers return to Povidence Park Wednesday to take on Sporting Kansas City (7:30pm PT, KPDX, presented by Tri-Met). Here are five numbers to know for #PORvSKC in the latest Quick Strikes by Simple.
.69 Portland has allowed nine goals at Providence Park this season, conceding an average of .69 goals per match. That figure is the third lowest home goals-against average in the Western Conference and the fifth lowest in the league this season.
3 Midfielder Diego Valeri has an assist in each of the club's last three matches, which is the second longest active streak behind only RBNY's Sacha Kljestan. It is the fourth time in the Argentine's MLS career that he has had a streak of three straight matches with an assist.
84.42 In his fifth MLS season, Darlington Nagbe has become one of the most accurate passers in MLS for an attacking player. Nagbe has a succesful passing accuracy of 84.42 percent for passes that end in the final third of the field. That is the highest accuracy out of 200 MLS players with the most passes in the final third this season.
2 Since Caleb Porter became manager, the Timbers have lost to a Western Conference opponent at home on only two occasions. Portland's home record against Western Conference opponents since 2013 is 17-2-14.
325 Jack Jewsbury played his 325th career MLS match against Seattle last month, becoming the 17th player in league history to surpass the 325-game plateau. Among active players, Jewsbury is behind Nick Rimando, Kyle Beckerman, Brad Davis, Davy Arnaud, and Brian Carroll.