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Sporting Kansas City vs. Portland Timbers | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 30
Sporting Kansas City vs. Portland Timbers
Children's Mercy Park – Kansas City
September 29 – 7:30 PM ET

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada

The Portland Timbers can clinch a berth in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs with a win over Sporting Kansas City, and a little help, when the Western Conference squads square off Sunday at Children's Mercy Park.

Sporting (10-15-7) are hoping to play the role of spoilers after being eliminated from playoff contention following a stunning 2-1 defeat to Minnesota United Wednesday night at Allianz Field. Botond Barath put SKC in front on seven minutes, but Ozzie Alonso leveled in the 70th minute and Hassani Dotson gave the Loons the lead at the death as Sporting suffered a fourth consecutive defeat.

The Timbers (13-13-6) were eight minutes from three massive points, but settled for one in a 2-2 draw with the New England Revolution at Providence Park Wednesday night. Portland can clinch a playoff berth with a win in its penultimate game and a FC Dallas loss to the Colorado Rapids. Jeremy Ebobisse's second goal of the game gave the Timbers a 2-0 lead in the 82nd minute, but Gustavo Bou and Carles Gil scored late for the Revs to secure the draw.

The Timbers' last win came against Sporting Kansas City Sept. 7 at Providence Park. Ebobisse leveled in the 83rd minute, canceling Benny Feilhaber's opening goal and Brian Fernandez struck for the winner in the 90th minute.

Sporting KC
Sporting KC vs. Portland

Sunday, September 29 at 7:30 PM ET
Children's Mercy Park

Portland

Sporting Kansas City

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Rodney Wallace (D) - hip injury
    • OUT: Benny Feilhaber (M) - quad strain
    • OUT: Andreu Fontas (D) - Achilles Injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Adrian Zendejas (GK) - back injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Gerso (M)
  • International duty:  None

Portland Timbers

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

Series Matchup at Sporting

  • Sporting: 3 wins, 10 goals
  • Timbers: 1 win, 5 goals
  • 2 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Allen Chapman
  • Assistant Referees: Adam Wienckowski, Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho
  • 4th Official: Lorant Varga
  • VAR: Armando Villarreal
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Current Form

Sporting KC
W
W
L
L
L
L
Portland
W
W
L
L
D
D

Season Stats

Sporting Kansas CityPortland Timbers
32Games Played32
10Wins13
15Losses13
7Draws6
47Goals47
59Goals Conceded46
364Shots395
164Shots on Target168
402Fouls committed434
374Fouls suffered287
45Offside46
178Corners187

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
SKC615632471.5
POR810752471.5
01234+Avg
SKC364121.8
POR444221.6
01234+Avg
SKC392201.2
POR463301.3

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
SKC681134591.8
POR612941461.4
01234+Avg
SKC435221.8
POR546101.2
01234+Avg
SKC256121.9
POR183311.7
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