Quick Strikes, Timbers vs. FCD, 11.22.20
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Quick Strikes | Timbers ready for 20th MLS Cup Playoff match

The Portland Timbers will kick off their Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs with a Round One match against FC Dallas on Sunday at Providence Park (7pm PT, ESPN). Here are five Quick Strikes presented by Providence Health & Services numbers to know for #PORvDAL. 

20 Sunday's match will be the 20th playoff game for the Timbers since joining MLS. Portland has an all-time record of 8-6-5 in the MLS Cup Playoffs.

5 Head Coach Giovanni Savarese has never lost a home playoff match as a professional manager. Between the Timbers and the NASL's New York Cosmos, Savarese's teams are 5-0-1 in home postseason games.

3 Portland is the third seed in the Western Conference for the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs. The only previous time that the club has been a No.3 seed for postseason play was in 2015 when the club won MLS Cup.

6X7 Midfielder Diego Valeri has six goals and seven assists in 18 MLS playoff games. Valeri is one of seven players in league history with six or more goals and seven or more assists in postseason play. 

511 Despite both being in the Western Conference, the two clubs have not faced each other since June 30, 2019. That match, which took place 511 days before Sunday's match, was won by the Timbers, 1-0. 

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