Diego Valeri, Timbers vs. LAFC, 6.1.19
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Quick Strikes | Diego Valeri has six goals and five assists across 12 games versus Houston

The Portland Timbers will play their second home game of the 2019 MLS regular season when they take on the Houston Dynamo Saturday at Providence Park (8pm PT, TICKETS, ROOT SPORTS). Here are five numbers to know for #PORvHOU in the latest Quick Strikes. 

6-5 In 12 regular-season appearances against the Dynamo, midfielder Diego Valeri has tallied six goals and five assists.

5 Saturday’s match marks the 16th regular-season meeting between the Timbers and the Dynamo in MLS, with the series tied 5-5-5. In the past five regular-season meetings between the two clubs dating back to March 18, 2017, the Timbers are 2-1-2. 

6 Portland is unbeaten in their last six home regular-season matches against the Dynamo with a record of 5-0-1. The Timbers have scored two or more goals in each of those six games. 

4 When the two teams faced off on May 15, forward Brian Fernandez made his debut for the Timbers, scoring the game-tying goal. Fernandez has scored four goals in his three MLS appearances and seven goals in his five-match Portland career across all competitions.

20 Twenty full days will have passed from Portland's last MLS game when the club takes on the Dynamo. The 20-day break from league play is the second-longest gap within a season the Timbers have ever had as an MLS club (21 days from May 26-June 17, 2012).