Jaroslaw Niezgoda, training, 7.5.20
Photo by Richard Farley

Quick Strikes | The key numbers to know ahead of #PORvHOU

In their second match of the 2020 MLS is Back Tournament Group Play presented by Heineken, the Portland Timbers will face off with the Houston Dynamo on Saturday (5pm PT, ESPN) in Group F at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Here are five numbers to know for #PORvHOU in the latest Quick Strikes.

214 Against the Galaxy, midfielder Diego Valeri played his 214th regular season match for the Timbers. Valeri is now tied with Darlington Nagbe for second-most games played for Portland in all eras of the club (1975-). 

1+1 In Portland's last match, Sebastián Blanco had both a goal and an assist for the sixth time in Timbers career. Only Valeri, who has accomplished the feat 18 times, has more games with a goal and assist for the Timbers 

44 Through three regular-season matches, the Portland Timbers have been fouled 44 times with Diego Chara leading the way, having suffered eight fouls. Only Inter Miami CF has been fouled more in 2020 in MLS play. 

10 Defender Chris Duvall played one match for Houston last year before joining Portland in the offseason. Duvall is one of 10 players in the MLS era to play for both the Dynamo and the Timbers. 

50 With a second-half substitute appearance on Monday, forward Jaroslaw Niezgoda became the first ever player from Poland to play for the Timbers. Poland is the 50th different country to be home to a Timbers player since the club's founding in 1975.