Franck Songo'o and Jackson PORvDAL
Getty Images

FCD Notebook: Dallas expect revenge-minded Timbers

FRISCO, Texas – You know what they say about revenge.

Having routed Portland 5-0 just two weeks ago, FC Dallas head to the Rose City for Sunday’s rematch with Portland (7 pm ET, NCSN, live chat on with a full understanding of what could be awaiting them.

“Obviously they just got humiliated here, as their coach said [after the game],” Schellas Hyndman told “They’ve got a lot of pride. It takes a lot to get to the professional level and all of a sudden you got beat by five, so they’re going to be extremely angry. They can’t wait to see us.”

WATCH: Dallas demolish Portland 5-0

After ripping apart a low-pressure style from Portland, FCD were able to manage just one shot on goal in the 1-0 loss to the Galaxy last Saturday. Hyndman expects Portland to bring the same high-energy, high-pressure system on Sunday afternoon at JELD-WEN Field.

“I think we saw a lot of pressure from LA that we had trouble dealing with,” Hyndman said. “And I told the guys I think the pressure will be even greater [in Portland].”

With Sunday’s game as a chance to escape the triple-digit temperatures Dallas, Hyndman hopes the cooler temperatures are a chance to see the best out of his squad.

“It’s hard to get a good hour of training right now, so I think we’ll see our players step up to their best.”

Repeating the past

Sitting 11 points out of a playoff spot with 11 games to play, FC Dallas find themselves in a similar spot to 2009, needing to win and win now. They nearly pulled off the miracle three seasons ago, winning five of their last seven while falling just a point short of the playoffs.

Dallas will look for a similar streak starting this weekend with games coming up against Portland and Colorado, opponents who are 0-10-0 in their last 10 games.

“A lot of it is your run,” Hyndman said. “How well you’re playing in that last stretch. If we’re in a situation where we have 10 or 11 games left, it’s going to be pretty demanding to win seven or eight games.”

Stay connected: The official MLS app keeps you connected with the latest news, highlights, scores, standings, and analysis all for FREE. Download for iOS (Apple) or Download for Android

Help us Kick Childhood Cancer!

Bid on a Darlington Nagbe game-worn, autographed jersey. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Children's Oncology Group, whose mission is to find better cures for childhood and adolescent cancer.