Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers MLS Playoffs: How to watch and stream

Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs Round One
Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers
Rio Tinto Stadium – Sandy
October 19 – 10:00 PM ET

TV: ESPNews, TSN, TVAS, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

Real Salt Lake and the Portland Timbers square off for the second time in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs when the Western Conference foes clash in a Round One showdown Oct. 19 at 10 pm ET from Rio Tinto Stadium.

RSL earned the No. 3 seed, and the home playoff game, following a 1-0 Decision Day presented by AT&T win over the Vancouver Whitecaps. Damir Kreilach scored the lone goal in the 28th minute as the Claret-and-Cobalt ended the regular season with consecutive victories.

The sixth-seeded Timbers secure their spot in the postseason with a 3-1 Decision Day win over the San Jose Earthquakes. Dairon Asprilla broke a 1-1 stalemate in the 59th minute and Sebastian Blanco added an insurance goal in the 75th minute.

The Timbers swept a pair of regular-season meetings, winning 2-1 at RioT May 4 and 1-0 at Providence Park August 31. The winner faces either the Seattle Sounders or FC Dallas in the Western Conference Semifinals Oct. 23 at 10:00 pm ET.

Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake vs. Portland

Saturday, October 19 at 10:00 PM ET
Rio Tinto Stadium


Real Salt Lake

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jordan Allen (M) - knee injury, out for season
    • OUT: Tony Beltran (D) - knee injury
    • OUT: Nick Besler (M) - foot injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None

Portland Timbers

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jeff Attinella (GK)- right shoulder injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Modou Jadama (D)- left foot injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Andres Flores (M) - facial injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Kendall McIntosh (GK) - right thigh injury
  • Suspended: Brian Fernandez (F)
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Real Salt Lake

  • Real Salt Lake: 5 wins, 18 goals
  • Timbers: 5 wins, 18 goals
  • 2 draws

MLS Cup Playoffs

  • Real Salt Lake: 2 wins, 5 goals
  • Timbers: 0 wins, 2 goals
  • 0 draws


  • Referee: Ismail Elflath
  • Assistant Referees:  Corey Parker, Kyle Atkins
  • 4th Official:  Ramy Touchan
  • VAR:  Dave Gantar

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