The Portland Timbers are a freight train at full bore at the moment, riding an historic hot streak in MLS play.
That's it! Timbers beat the Union 3-0. Portland is now unbeaten in 15 MLS game, which ties their club record. It wasn't the Timbers' best performance, but a decisive result in the end #RCTID— Jamie Goldberg (@Jamiebgoldberg) August 5, 2018
That ties the Timbers’ franchise record in their MLS era, set in 2013, their first season under former head coach Caleb Porter, and extends what was already the longest unbeaten streak in the league this year. And with just 13 goals conceded in these 15 games, Portland are tied with Seattle for second-fewest goals conceded in MLS.
PTFC have for now climbed into second place in the Western Conference, pending the result of LAFC’s visit to the New York Red Bulls on Sunday, and are undefeated (7-0-3) in their 10 home games to date.
The 15-game run dates back to April 14, when the Timbers defeated Minnesota United 3-2 in their 2018 home opener, and is all the more impressive given that they started the campaign 0-3-2 in a five-game season-opening road stretch necessitated by the first phase of their expansion of Providence Park.