Diego Yimmi Chara, gold background, 12.2.20
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Quick Strikes | Charas set to be 15th set of brothers to be teammates in MLS history

The Portland Timbers will kick off their tenth season in MLS by taking on Minnesota United FC on Sunday at Providence Park (4:30pm PT, FS1, TICKETS). Here are five numbers to know for #PORvMIN in the first Quick Strikes of the season. 

4 No Timbers player has scored more goals against Minnesota than Diego Valeri, who netted four times against the club. Only one MLS player (Josef Martinez) has scored more than Valeri's four goals against MNUFC. 

15 When Yimmi and Diego Chara see the field together, they will become the 15th set of brothers to be teammates in MLS history. Diego is playing in his tenth season with the club, while Yimmi will be making his debut. 

3/1 Sunday's match is the earliest the Timbers have ever played a match in a calendar year. The previous earliest Timbers match was March 2nd last season and the former earliest ever home match at Providence Park was March 3rd (2013 and 2017). 

22 In the six regular-season matches between the Timbers and Minnesota United, the clubs have combined to score 22 goals. The 22 goals are the most of any fixture involving Minnesota United in MLS and the third-most for any Timbers fixture. 

48 The last time the two teams faced off in regular-season play, they combined for 48 shots. That match is tied for the most shots in a single match in Timbers history and is tied for the fourth-most shots ever in an MLS match.