Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. (Pacific)
Location: Avaya Stadium (San Jose, Calif.)
Forecast: Partly cloudy, 58 degrees
Referee: Nima Saghafi
Assistant Referees: Corey Rockwell, Kevin Klinger Fourth Official: Ricardo Salazar
National TV: KPDX
Talent: Jake Zivin (play-by-play), Ross Smith (analyst), Samantha Yarock (reporter)
English Radio: 750 The Game (KXTG 750 AM, 102.9 FM)
Talent: Fletcher Johnson (host) Keith Bleyer (play-by-play), Brett Jacobs (analyst)
Spanish Radio: La GranD (KGGD 93.5 FM, 1150 AM)
Talent: Josue del Castillo (play-by-play), Ozkar Ramos (analyst)
The Portland Timbers will hit the road for a second straight week, traveling to face the San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium on Saturday, May 6. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific), the match against San Jose will be broadcast live on KPDX with local radio broadcasts on 750 AM/102.9 FM The Game (English) and La GranD 1150 AM/93.5 FM (Spanish). The Timbers enter Saturday’s game coming off a 2-2 road draw against FC Dallas, with forward Fanendo Adi scoring his sixth goal of the season and midfielder Sebastián Blanco scoring his first MLS goal. San Jose enters Saturday’s match after picking up its first win in its last six league games played, with the team producing a 1-0 shutout victory on the road against Minnesota United FC at TCF Bank Stadium.
LAST MATCH RECAP
Portland Timbers battled FC Dallas to a 2-2 draw before 16,014 fans at Toyota Stadium on April 29. Midfielder Sebastián Blanco recorded his first MLS goal, while forward Fanendo Adi scored his sixth goal of the season, while also tallying his second assist of the year.
LAST TIME VS. SAN JOSE
Playing the entire second half with 10 men, the Portland Timbers recorded their first shutout of the season and defeated the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 before a sold-out crowd of 21,144 fans at Providence Park on June 1, 2016.
ALL-TIME SERIES NOTES
Dating back to 1975, the Timbers are 22-16-7 against the San Jose Earthquakes across all competitions, including a 7-2-7 mark in MLS regular-season action. Last season, the two teams faced each other four times across all competitions, with the Timbers winning three of the four matches played after San Jose took a 2-1 victory in the opening match of the season between the two teams on March 13, 2016. The 2-1 defeat to the Earthquakes on March 13, 2016, also marks the Timbers only loss at San Jose, with Portland maintaining a 1-1-4 record in San Jose. The Timbers last win on the road against San Jose took place on Oct. 4, 2014, with the team taking a 2-1 victory. For Portland, three different players lead the club in goals scored (3) against San Jose, while Chris Wondolowski leads the way for San Jose with eight goals scored.
SCOUTING SAN JOSE
San Jose enters Saturday’s game after picking up its first win in its last six league games played, with the team producing a 1-0 shutout victory on the road against Minnesota United FC at TCF Bank Stadium, concluding a three-game road swing. At Avaya Stadim, San Jose has produced a 2-0-2 record, drawing its last two matches at home. Three different players lead the team in goals (2).