Diego Valeri, Talk Timbers, 9.7.16
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Quick Strikes | Five important numbers to know for Saturday's Rapids-Timbers match

Coming off an important Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League win in El Salvador, the Portland Timbers now set their sights on Colorado as they take on the Rapids Saturday (6:00pm PT, KPDX) at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Here are five numbers to know for #COLvPOR in the latest Quick Strikes. 

2.67 Under Caleb Porter, the Timbers have been almost perfect in October road matches since 2013. In the six away matches played in the final month of the regular-season with Porter in charge, Portland is 5-0-1 for a points per game average of 2.67. 

5 Portland is on a five-game unbeaten run against the Rapids. The Timbers are 3-0-2 in that span which includes a 2-1 victory last season in Commerce City in a game that featured a Jack Jewsbury game-winning goal late in stoppage time. 

173 Midfielders Diego Chara and Darlington Nagbe have each started 173 MLS matches for the club. The duo is tied for the most matches started for a single club in MLS since the beginning of the 2011 season, having started one more match than San Jose's Chris Wondolowski. 

341 Since his MLS debut in March 2013, Diego Valeri's 341 career shots is third-most in the league over that timespan, behind only Sporting Kansas City's Dom Dwyer and Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco.

17 Fanendo Adi has scored 17 competitive goals in 2016, one shy of the club's all-time record for competitive goals scored in a single season. There is currently a five-way tie with 18 goals between Adi, Fadi Afash, Byron Alvarez, McKinley Tennyson, and Peter Withe. 

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