Diego Chara, Timbers vs. Loons, 3.3.17
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Quick Strikes | Midfielder Diego Chara continues to be an important ball winner in the midfield

The Portland Timbers head to Montréal to take on the Impact Saturday (12:00pm PT, ROOT SPORTS) at Stade Saputo. Here are five numbers to know for #MTLvPOR in the latest edition of Quick Strikes. 

40 Now in his seventh season with the Timbers, midfielder Diego Chara continues to be a ball winner in the middle of the field. Chara currently leads MLS with 40 tackles.

1X4According to Opta, forward Fanendo Adi is the only MLS player this season to have scored at least one goal with his left foot, one goal with his right foot, a goal with his head, and a goal on a fast break. 

11 Liam Ridgewell became the latest Timbers player to add his name to scoresheet with his game-tying goal against Atlanta Sunday. Ridgewell is the 11th different goal scorer for Portland this year, the most in MLS. 

15Since 2013, the Timbers have 15 shutouts away from home, tied for the fourth-most shutouts in MLS on the road over the past five seasons.

17 Dating back to last season, defender Alvas Powell has started 17 consecutive matches for the Timbers, the longest active streak for the club. In 2017, Powell and Chara are the only Timbers players to have started each match. 

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