After the longest break of the season, the Portland Timbers return to MLS action Saturday when the club takes on Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium (7:00pm PT, ROOT SPORTS). Here are five numbers to know for #RSLvPOR in the latest Quick Strikes.
79.6 Goalkeeper Jake Gleeson has the highest save percentage among eligible MLS goalkeepers this season, having saved 79.6 percent of the shots on goal he's faced.
8/7 No team in MLS has scored more goals in the final 15 minutes of matches this season than the Timbers with eight goals in that time frame. By contrast, Real Salt Lake's seven goals conceded in the final 15 of matches is the most allowed among MLS Western Conference teams.
3 Portland enters the match having won its last three games at Rio Tinto Stadium, which is the longest road winning streak against a single opponent the Timbers have had since joining MLS.
15 Since joining the Timbers prior to the 2013 season, no MLS player has more assists than Diego Valeri. The midfielder's success continues even when he is away from Portland as his 15 career road assists are tied for the most in MLS since his debut.
9 The Timbers have had nine different goal-scorers this season in MLS play. Only three MLS teams have had more players score a goal this season. Last year, Portland finished with 12 different goals-scorers.