Returning to Portland after its first road match of the year, the Timbers will be looking for their second victory of the season when they play host to Real Salt Lake on Saturday night (7:30pm PT, KPTV). Here are five numbers to know for #PORvRSL in the latest Quick Strikes.
19The match on Saturday will be the 19th competitive game (regular season, postseason and U.S. Open Cup) between the two teams. This marks the first time that Portland has faced an MLS opponent 19 times since the Timbers first joined the league in 2011.
36In 2015, the Timbers led all of MLS with the most shots in both the regular season and the postseason. To start this season, Portland is again getting shots off at an impressive clip with 36, good for second-most in the league.
0Portland has shut out Real Salt Lake in four consecutive MLS matches and has held RSL scoreless in the last 427 minutes of MLS play. That is the longest that the Timbers have ever held a single MLS opponent without a goal.
13 Over the last three seasons, the Timbers have shown a knack for bouncing back after a defeat. Portland – which has lost just 26 times since the 2013 season – has won 13 of its matches immediately following a loss, compiling an overall 13-3-9 record after a defeat.
101With four shots blocked this season, Nat Borchers has now blocked 101 shots since MLS began using Opta to track its statistical data at the beginning of the 2011 season. Borchers is one of only four players to record 100 or more blocks in that timespan. He is joined by Chad Marshall, Jason Hernandez, and one of Portland's opponents on Saturday, RSL's Jamison Olave.