The Cascadia Cup rivalry will be renewed Saturday as the Portland Timbers head north to take on Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field (1:30pm PT, FOX). Here are five numbers to know for #SEAvPOR in the latest Quick Strikes.
3 The Timbers are unbeaten in their last three matches against the Sounders, with a win and two draws. That is the longest unbeaten streak in regular-season league matches for Portland against Seattle since 2005
9Portland is also on a nine-game MLS unbeaten streak that began on April 14 with a 3-2 victory over Minnesota United FC. The streak is the longest active undefeated run in MLS and tied for the longest this season.
21 Dating back to last season, defender Larrys Mabiala has started and played the full 90 minutes in 21 consecutive regular-season matches. In Portland's last match, Mabiala delivered the club's lone goal in a 1-1 draw at Atlanta United FC.
11Since the beginning of the 2016 season, Portland has scored at least one goal in 71 out of its 82 matches. The 11 times the team was shutout is the fewest among MLS teams in that span (among teams that have been in league since 2016).
6/30Saturday's match will be the fourth time Portland and Seattle have matched up on June 30 (1979, 1985, 2010). The four matches is the most on any single date in the 101-match history of the rivalry, surpassing Aug. 7 and April 30.