With two straight victories, the Portland Timbers set their sights on Sandy, Utah, as the club will face Real Salt Lake Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium (6pm PT, ROOT SPORTS). Here are five numbers to know for #RSLvPOR in the latest Quick Strikes.
3 Sebastián Blanco has at least one assist in each of his last three matches. Blanco is the third Timbers player in the MLS era to have assists in three consecutive MLS games, joining Diego Valeri and Jack Jewsbury.
2 For the first time in his MLS career, Jeremy Ebobisse has scored in consecutive MLS matches. Against both Columbus and Toronto, Ebobisse had the game-winning goals.
30 With a league-high six assists this season, Valeri now has 30 assists in away matches for his MLS career. Valeri is the 16th player in MLS history to notch 30 or more road assists.
16 Portland has had success at Real Salt Lake, securing four victories at Rio Tinto Stadium while also scoring 16 goals. The 16 goals are the most of any away venue for the Timbers.
4 The Timbers are the fourth team in MLS play this season to win consecutive road matches. Portland is the only club currently on a road winning streak.