The Portland Timbers will travel to Utah to take on Real Salt Lake for their last midweek match of the regular season on Wednesday (6:30pm PT, ROOT SPORTS). Here are five numbers to know for #RSLvPOR in the latest Quick Strikes by Simple.
60.66 Opta has credited midfielder Darlington Nagbe with 74 completed dribbles this season, which is the second-most in MLS behind only Fabian Castillo of FC Dallas. Nagbe has successfully completed 60.66 percent of his attempted dribbles, which is the highest percentage among the 53 players with more than 50 attempted dribbles.
337 Portland has shut out Real Salt Lake in the three consecutive regular-season matchups between the two clubs. RSL hasn’t scored a goal in league play against the Timbers in the last 337 minutes of MLS action.
117Alvas Powell has made 117 tackles this season, which is the second-most by a defender in MLS play since Opta starting tracking MLS stats in 2011. In 2013, Gonzalo Segares of the Chicago Fire mustered 121 tackles, meaning Powell needs five tackles in the last three matches to surpass Segares.
14 In the final 15 minutes of matches, the Timbers have scored 14 goals, which is the third-most in MLS this season. Wednesday’s opponent, RSL, has a league-low -10 goal difference in the final 15 minutes of matches in 2015.
100 Wednesday will mark the 100th regular-season match for Caleb Porter as Portland’s head coach. Porter has lost only 25 of his first 99 matches with Portland. A win or draw against RSL would tie Porter with Dominic Kinnear for the fewest number of losses by a coach in his first 100 MLS games.