Diego Chara, Timbers vs NY Red Bulls, 08.23.17
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Quick Strikes | Diego Chara, Diego Valeri both near top of league's stat charts

For the last time this season, the Portland Timbers will head to the East Coast as the club will take on New York City FC on Saturday at Yankee Stadium (2:30pm PT, ROOT SPORTS). Here are five numbers to know for #NYCvPOR in the latest quick strikes.

25 Timbers maestro Diego Valeri has 25 combined goals and assists this season. The only other MLS player with 25 or more goals plus assists this year is NYCFC forward David Villa, who has 19 goals and nine assists. 

48 Saturday's match features two teams known for scoring goals. Portland has scored 48 goals this season, while New York City has tallied 49, ranking both clubs in the top four in MLS in goal-scoring.

677 According to Opta, no team has been a larger presence in the opposing penalty area than Portland this season. The Timbers have taken 677 touches in their opponents' 18-yard box this season, the most in MLS. 

81 Midfielder Diego Chara has made a club-high 81 tackles this season, good for fifth-most in MLS. The Colombian midfielder is the only player in MLS with 80 or more tackles in each of the last seven seasons.

4 Yankee Stadium is one of four stadiums currently being used by Major League Baseball teams that the Timbers have ever played in. When the club was in the NASL (1975-1982), Portland played at Wrigley Field, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and Angel Stadium (then Anaheim Stadium).

 

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