Diego Valeri, Timbers vs. Caps, 5.22.16
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Quick Strikes | Diego Valeri nears the century mark in games played for Portland

The Portland Timbers square off with the San Jose Earthquakes Wednesday at Providence Park (7:30pm PT, KPTV) in the club's last match before a 16-day break from MLS play during the Copa America Centenario. Here are five numbers to know for #PORvSJ in the latest Quick Strikes. 

17 Dating back to last season, the Timbers have scored in 17 consecutive regular-season matches, which is the longest current streak in MLS. The streak is also the third-longest in all eras of the club and the longest streak since Portland tallied in 19 consecutive matches between July 26, 1980 and May 24, 1981. 

100 With his next match, Diego Valeri will hit the century mark for regular-season games played for the Timbers. The Argentine midfielder would be the fifth Timbers player to play 100 MLS games with Portland, joining Darlington Nagbe, Diego Chara, Jack Jewsbury, and Rodney Wallace. Valeri would be the 19th player in all eras of the club to reach 100 league games played.

5Since joining MLS in 2011, the Timbers have had home success against the San Jose Earthquakes, producing a 5-0-3 record. Its five wins against San Jose at Providence Park ties for the most home victories by Portland in MLS.

73 The Timbers rank third in MLS for passing accuracy in their opponent’s half, connecting nearly 73 percent of their passes in the opposing team’s half of the field. 

133 No team has fewer shots in MLS this season than the 133 taken by the Earthquakes this season. By comparison, Portland has attempted 195 shots in 2016. San Jose's leading shot-taker is Chris Wondolowski, who will miss the match due to international duty with the United States. 

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