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Timbers Weekly Update: April 11, 2019

April 11, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Portland Timbers News Release

PORTLAND, Ore. - Continuing their 12-game road stretch, the Portland Timbers travel to square off against FC Dallas on Saturday, April 13, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Beginning at 5 p.m. (Pacific), Saturday's match will feature a local television broadcast on FOX 12 PLUS (KPDX) with local radio broadcasts on 1029 and 750 The Game (English) and La GranD 1150AM/93.5 FM (Spanish).

Against FC Dallas

Saturday's match marks the 21st meeting all-time in MLS regular-season play between Portland and FC Dallas. The Timbers are unbeaten in their last five matches (2-0-3), including the postseason, against FC Dallas. In 2018, the Timbers recorded a 2-1 win at Toyota Stadium in the Knockout Round of the MLS Cup Playoffs on Oct. 31, and also registered a 1-1 draw during the regular season on March 24. Portland has earned at least one point in each of its last three trips to FC Dallas.

Extended road trip

The Timbers continue their extended road swing with their sixth match as part of their first 12 games on the road to begin the season, as the club opens its ninth season in MLS. The Timbers' 12-game road trip to start the 2019 season is due to completion work on the $85 million transformation of Providence Park. During that stretch, the Timbers will travel roughly 30,000 miles, including trips to Cincinnati, Dallas, Columbus, Toronto, Houston and Philadelphia.

Scouting FC Dallas

FC Dallas (3-2-1, 10pts) is unbeaten in its first three home matches, posting a record of 2-0-1. In its last match, FC Dallas suffered a 2-1 loss on the road against the Philadelphia Union on April 6, after picking up a 4-2 win on the road against Real Salt Lake on March 30. Michael Barrios, Paxton Pomykal and Reto Ziegler have combined to score six of the team's 10 goals this season, with each player recording two goals over the first six matches.

Next match

The Timbers travel to square off against Columbus Crew SC on Saturday, April 20, at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. (Pacific), the match will feature a local television broadcast on FOX 12 PLUS (KPDX) with local radio broadcasts on 1029 and 750 The Game (English) and La GranD 1150AM/93.5 FM (Spanish).


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