Quick Strikes, Timbers vs. NY, 9.20.15
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Quick Strikes by Simple | Portland Timbers vs. New York Red Bulls | Sept. 20, 2015

For just the third time ever, the Portland Timbers will welcome the New York Red Bulls to the Rose City as the clubs meet Sunday (2pm PT, ESPN). Here are five numbers to know for #PORvNY in the latest Quick Strikes by Simple.

12In 2015, the Timbers and goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey lead all of MLS in shutouts with 12. Additionally, the club has tallied a total of 34 clean sheets since 2013, which is also good for tops in the league over that span.

112Defender Alvas Powell leads all defenders in tackles with 112 and successful dribbles with 57. Powell needs seven more tackles to pass Diego Chara in 2014 for most tackles in a single season for a MLS Timbers player. 

334Since joining MLS in 2011, no player has been fouled more than Darlington Nagbe who has suffered 334 fouls. Despite the constant fouls, the durable attacker has missed just four games over the course of the last four seasons. 

10The Timbers are undefeated in their last 10 matches (6-0-4) at Providence Park dating back to May 2. The streak is the longest active home unbeaten streak in MLS and the second longest this season behind Sporting Kansas City's 12-match run from earlier in the season. 

4.4No MLS matchup involving teams that have existed since 2011 has seen more goals scored per game than when the Timbers play the Red Bulls. There have been 22 goals in the five matches between the sides, which is an average of 4.4 combined goals per match. That is more than half a goal per match more than the second highest scoring matchup in that time span (FC Dallas vs Sporting Kansas City, 3.86 goals per game). 

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