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Portland Timbers vs. Nashville SC | 2020 MLS Match Preview

2020 MLS Regular Season Week 2
Portland Timbers vs. Nashville SC
Providence Park – Portland
March 8 – 7:00 PM ET

TV: ESPN, TSN5
STREAMING: MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada

Two teams coming off Week 1 defeats square off at Providence Park Sunday when the Portland Timbers host expansion side Nashville SC.

The Timbers dropped their home opener, conceding three goals on the counter in a 3-1 defeat to Minnesota United Sunday. Diego Valeri equalized from the penalty spot after Ike Opara tripped up Felipe Mora in the box. That goal came five minutes after Kevin Molino put the Loons in front. The visitors then struck for two goals in a two-minute span, with Luis Amarilla scoring on his debut and Molino adding his second.

The largest crowd to watch a soccer match in Tennessee history packed Nissan Stadium for Nashville SC's inaugural MLS match, but they left disappointed after Atlanta United took all three points in a 2-1 victory Saturday night. Walker Zimmerman put his name in the record books as the first player to score in club history, leveling in the 28th minute. But Emerson Hyndman scored the decisive goal nine minutes later.  

Portland
Portland vs. Nashville

Sunday, March 8 at 7:00 PM ET
Providence Park

Nashville
Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jeff Attinella (GK) - right shoulder surgery
    • QUESTIONABLE: Andrés Flores (M) - left knee surgery
    • QUESTIONABLE: Bill Tuiloma (D) - right lower leg strain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Marvin Loría (M) - left thigh strain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Andy Polo (M) - right thigh injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Jaroslaw Niezgoda (F) - right popliteus strain
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None
Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: NONE
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Timbers

  • This is the first all-time meeting between the Portland Timbers and Nashville SC

Officials

  • Referee: Armando Villarreal
  • Assistant Referees: Jose Da Silva, Chris Elliott
  • 4th Official: Guido Gonzales Jr.
  • VAR: Ricardo Salazar