Sebastian Blanco, pregame, Timbers at LA Galaxy, 03.04.18
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Quick Strikes | Blanco looks to continue Lone Star State success

After a bye week, the Portland Timbers return to action Saturday when they take on FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium (12:30pm PT, UníMas, Univision Deportes, Twitter). Here are five numbers to know for #FCDvPOR in the latest edition of Quick Strikes. 

13 In the last meeting between the two clubs, the Timbers defeated FC Dallas, 2-0, with Fanendo Adi scoring both goals for the victors. That match was the most recent of Adi's 13 braces, which is the most in team history. 

17 Portland has scored in 17 consecutive competitive matches against FC Dallas, a streak that dates back to the 2012 season. The output includes a three-goal outburst in the 2013 U.S. Open Cup and a combined five goals across two legs in the 2015 Western Conference Finals. 

2 Sebastián Blanco has had success in previous matches in Texas. The second-year Timbers midfielder scored in both his trips to the Lone Star State last season with goals against both FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo. 

89 With the start against the Red Bulls, forward Samuel Armenteros became the 89th different player to start an MLS match for the Timbers. Who has the most MLS starts for the club? Diego Chara (204), Diego Valeri (144) and Adi (94) are the active leaders. 

4 Defender Zarek Valentin made four tackles against RBNY, leading Portland for the match. The last time Valentin made more than four tackles in a match was in July 2016.  

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