The Portland Timbers bring a 2-1 lead into the second leg of their Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals match with Seattle Sounders FC on Thursday (7:30pm PT, FS1 | Match presented by Carl's Jr.). Here are five numbers to know for #SEAvPOR in a special playoffs edition of Quick Strikes.
50 After two goals in the first leg, the Timbers have now scored 50 goals in their all-era playoff history. Both the first goal (Barry Powell) and the 50th goal (Sebastián Blanco) were scored in 2-1 home victories over the Sounders.
.714% Portland has winning percentage of .714 percent in their seven road matches all-time in the MLS Cup Playoffs. That is the best postseason road winning percentage among MLS teams with at least two road playoff games played.
+3 The Timbers goal differential of +3 in road playoff games is the best among all MLS teams.
10 In his MLS Cup Playoffs career, Diego Valeri has a combined 10 goals and assists (four goals, six assists). Valeri is the only active player with four or more goals and six or more assists in the MLS Cup Playoffs.
9 Defender Jorge Villafaña has started nine matches for the Timbers since returning to Portland in August. In those nine games, Portland is 7-1-1 while scoring 20 goals and conceding just eight goals.