Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 23
Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Providence Park – Portland
August 10 – 11:00 PM ET

TV: TSN 1/4


A Cascadia Cup rivalry is renewed Saturday night when the Portland Timbers host the Vancouver Whitecaps at Providence Park.

The Timbers (9-9-4) will try to move back above the playoff line in the Western Conference following consecutive defeats to Minnesota United at Allianz Field — 1-0 in MLS play last Sunday on a late Ethan Finlay penalty kick and 2-1 in the US Open Cup semifinals Wednesday night. Brian Fernandez leveled in first-half stoppage time, canceling out a Darwin Quintero 22nd-minute penalty kick. But Mason Toye scored the decisive goal in the 64th minute for the Loons.

The Whitecaps (5-11-9) will head to Portland with confidence following a 2-1 win over host FC Cincinnati that snapped a nine-match winless streak. Vancouver fell behind after six minutes on an Allan Cruz goal, but Inbeom Hwang leveled with a screamer and Felipe scored the winner in the 84th minute.

This is their second meeting this season, with the Whitecaps winning 1-0 at BC Place May 10 on a 9th-minute Fredy Montero goal. 

Portland vs. Vancouver

Saturday, August 10 at 11:00 PM ET
Providence Park


Portland Timbers

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Marco Farfan (D) - left knee injury
    • OUT: Jeff Attinella (GK)- right shoulder injury
    • OUT: Modou Jadama (D)- left foot injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Jorge Moreira (D), Larrys Mabiala (D)
  • International duty:  None

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jasser Khmiri (D) - left knee injury
    • OUT: Lass Bangoura(M) - left adductor tightness
    • OUT: PC (M) - right foot injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Doneil Henry (D) - back contusion
    • QUESTIONABLE: Inbeom Hwang (M) - right calf strain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Yordy Reyna (F) - right ankle injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Derek Cornelius (D), Yordy Reyna (F)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Timbers

  • Timbers: 6 wins, 22 goals
  • Whitecaps: 2 wins, 15 goals
  • 4 draws


  • Referee: Ted Unkel
  • Assistant Referees:  Corey Parker, Logan Brown
  • 4th Official:  Greg Dopka
  • VAR:  Kevin Terry Jr