Diego Chara, Timbers @ LA, 3.31.19
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Quick Strikes | Diego Chara involved in fouls...but not the number you might expect

After their first victory of the season, the Portland Timbers now turn their focus to Toronto FC as they take on the Canadian club Saturday at BMO Field (Noon PT, ROOT SPORTS). Here are five numbers to know for #TORvPOR in the latest edition of Quick Strikes. 

54 With his game-clinching goal against Columbus, Jorge Moreira became the 54th different goalscorer for the Timbers in an MLS match. The goal came in the fullback's fourth match for Portland. 

6 In their last two matches, the Timbers have been credited with six assists on their four goals. In their five matches prior, Portland had four assists. 

3 For the first time in his MLS career, Sebastián Blanco has delivered three assists in a two-game span. Blanco is up to 21 career assists for the Timbers, which is the third-most in Portland's MLS era. 

20 Midfielder Diego Chara is tied for sixth-most fouls suffered this season, having earned 20 fouls this season. The nine-year MLS veteran is on pace to have a career high for fouls won with 97 and a career low for fouls committed with 53. 

8+ Since the beginning of last season, two Portland players have eight or more assists in road matches with Diego Valeri having nine while Blanco has eight. Only three other MLS players have eight or more road assists in that span. 

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