2019-08-03-MIN-POR

Minnesota United vs. Portland Timbers | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 22
Minnesota United FC vs. Portland Timbers
Allianz Field - St. Paul
August 4 - 4:00 PM ET

TV: ESPN

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada

A pair of in-form Western Conference foes squads square off at Allianz Field Sunday when Minnesota United host the Portland Timbers.

Minnesota United (10-7-5) sit in fifth in the West following a 0-0 draw at home against Vancouver Whitecaps FC last Saturday that extended an unbeaten streak to six games. Vito Mannone was stellar with five saves and the Loons whipped in 37 crosses, but couldn't find the back of the net.  

The Timbers (9-8-4) are unbeaten in six straight and moved above the playoff line in the Western Conference following a 4-0 win over the LA Galaxy at Providence Park Saturday. Cristhian Paredes scored a brace, Diego Valeri netted a stunner late in the first half and Jeremy Ebobisse tacked on a late insurance goal in the decisive victory.

Minnesota
Minnesota vs. Portland

Sunday, August 4 at 4:00 PM ET
Allianz Field

Portland

Minnesota United FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: None
  • Suspended: Darwin Quintero (M)
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None

Portland Timbers

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Marco Farfan (D) - left knee injury
    • OUT: Jeff Attinella (GK)- right shoulder injury
  • Suspended: Dairon Asprilla (F)
  • Suspended after next caution: Jorge Moreira (D)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Minnesota

  • Minnesota United: 2 wins, 6 goals
  • Timbers: 0 wins, 4 goals
  • 0 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Christopher Penso
  • Assistant Referees:  Adam Wienckowski, Cory Richardson
  • 4th Official:  Ted Unkel
  • VAR:  Jorge Gonzalez

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