Date: Friday, June 2, 2017
Kickoff: 8 p.m. (Pacific)
Location: Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)
Forecast: Mostly sunny, 69 degrees
Referee: Kevin Stott
Assistant Referees: Cameron Blanchard, Eduardo Mariscal Fourth Official: Daniel Radford
National TV: UniMas
Talent: Jose Luis Salido (play-by-play), Pablo Ramirez (analyst)
Local TV: KPTV FOX 12
Talent: Jake Zivin (play-by-play), Ross Smith (analyst), Samantha Yarock (reporter)
English Radio: 750 The Game (KXTG 750 AM, 102.9 FM)
Talent: Keith Bleyer (play-by-play), Brett Jacobs (analyst), Fletcher Johnson (host)
Spanish Radio: La GranD (KGGD 93.5 FM, 1150 AM)
Talent: Josue del Castillo (play-by-play), Oscar Ramos (analyst)
The Portland Timbers will return to Providence Park to play host to the San Jose Earthquakes on Friday, June 2. Beginning at 8 p.m. (Pacific), the match against San Jose will be broadcast live on UniMas and KPTV FOX 12 with local radio broadcasts on 750 AM/102.9 FM The Game (English) and La GranD 1150 AM/93.5 FM (Spanish). Heading into the game on Friday, the Timbers have produced one of the strongest home records in the league over the past two seasons, ranking tied for the second-most home wins (15) since the start of the 2016 season. San Jose enters Friday’s match coming off a 4-2 home loss against the LA Galaxy on May 27. Seven different players have scored for San Jose in 2017, with forward Chris Wondolowski leading the way (6).
LAST MATCH RECAP
Playing their second away match in as many weeks, the Portland Timbers fell 1-0 to Seattle Sounders FC before 47,362 fans at CenturyLink Field on May 27.
LAST TIME VS. SAN JOSE
After conceding twice in the first half, the Portland Timbers were unable to overcome the two-goal deficit, falling 3-0 to the San Jose Earthquakes before 18,000 fans at Avaya Stadium on May 6, 2017.
ALL-TIME SERIES NOTES
Dating back to 1975, the Timbers are 22-17-7 against the San Jose Earthquakes across all competitions, including a 7-3-7 mark in MLS regular-season action. 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 10 goals scored. In nine games played at Providence Park in the Timbers MLS era, Portland has produced at 6-0-3 record against the San Jose, winning three straight games across all competitions against the Earthquakes in 2016. Friday’s game marks the second of three scheduled meetings between the two teams this season, with San Jose taking a 3-0 win at Avaya Stadium on May 6.
SCOUTING SAN JOSE
San Jose enters Friday’s match sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference, coming off a 4-2 loss to the LA Galaxy at Avaya Stadium on May 27. Heading into Friday’s match, San Jose has produced a 2-4-1 away record to start the season. Seven different players have scored for the Earthquakes to start the season, with forward Chris Wondolowski leading the way (6).