Sebastian Blanco, Timbers vs. RSL, 8.31.19
Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

Quick Strikes | Timbers to play 300th match in their MLS history on Saturday

For the first time this season, the Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City will meet as the teams square off on Saturday night at Providence Park (7:30pm PT, TICKETS, ROOT SPORTS). Here are five numbers to know for #PORvSKC in the latest Quick Strikes. 

78.4 Goalkeeper Steve Clark currently leads MLS in saves percentage (min. five games played), having stopped 58 of the 74 shots he has faced for a saves percentage of 78.4 percent. That percentage would set a new Timbers record for best save percentage in a single season, besting the 2013 season of Donovan Ricketts and his save percentage of 74.8 percent. 

300 Saturday's match will be the 300th regular-season game the club has played since joining MLS. Portland has a record of 114-101-84 in MLS play, with only two MLS teams having fewer losses among teams that have played in the league since 2011.

76 With his goal against Real Salt Lake, Diego Valeri now has 76 regular-season goals in his seven seasons with the Timbers. That mark ties the Argentine for the 22nd-most goals in MLS history with Steve Ralston. 

89 After his start in Portland's last match, Sebastián Blanco has now appeared in 89 regular-season matches for the club. Blanco is now tied for 10th most MLS appearances for the club with current teammates, Zarek Valentin and Dairon Asprilla

426 Only two MLS clubs have attempted more shots in 2019 than the Timbers. Portland's 426 shots trail only the San Jose Earthquakes and Los Angeles FC.