In just the second Monday match ever in the team's MLS era, the Portland Timbers will take on the Colorado Rapids for an Independence Day clash at Dick's Sporting Goods Park (6:00pm PT, ROOT SPORTS). Here are five numbers to know for #COLvPOR in the latest Quick Strikes.
30/40 With two goals and an assist in Portland's last MLS match against Houston, Diego Valeri now has 30 goals and 40 assists for his Timbers career. Valeri is the second player in club history to accomplish the feat as a Timbers player joining John Bain, who played from 1978-1982.
2.14 In the last seven matches between Portland and Colorado, Portland has notched five victories for a points per game average of 2.14. The Timbers have outscored the Rapids by a 14-7 margin in those seven matches.
73 Since joining the Timbers in the 2014 season, Fanendo Adi has steadily worked his way up Portland's record book. In addition to being the leading goal-scorer in the club's MLS history, Adi is also tied for the seventh-most MLS games played by a Timbers player with 73.
178 Portland enters Monday’s game ranked third overall in MLS for chances created (including assists) with 178. Diego Valeri ranks first in MLS for chances created (including assists), producing 64 goal-scoring opportunities.
334Monday's game brings together three individuals who are among the only 14 players in MLS history to have played 334 or more regular season matches: Portland's Nat Borchers (335 games) and Jack Jewsbury (339 games) as well as Colorado head coach Pablo Mastroeni (334 games).