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Timbers Weekly Update: September 24, 2019

September 24, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Portland Timbers News Release

PORTLAND, Ore. - With three matches remaining on their regular-season schedule, the Portland Timbers play host to the New England Revolution, in a match presented by TriMet, on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Providence Park. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific), the match features a television broadcast on FOX 12 PLUS (KPDX). The Timbers will then travel to Sporting Kansas City for their final road match of the regular season on Sunday, Sept. 29. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. (Pacific), the match features a regional television broadcast on ROOT SPORTS. Both the Sept. 25 and Sept. 29 matches include local radio broadcasts on 750 The Game (English) and La GranD 1150AM/93.5 FM (Spanish).

Playoff picture

With a draw against Minnesota on Sept. 22, Portland (13-13-5, 44pts) is tied for seventh place in the Western Conference standings with the San Jose Earthquakes. As a result of tiebreakers, San Jose currently sits in the final playoff position heading into Wednesday. The Timbers are one point behind FC Dallas in sixth place (45pts) with a game in hand, three points behind Real Salt Lake (5th, 47pts), trail the LA Galaxy by only four points (4th, 48pts) and remain within striking distance of Minnesota (3rd, 49pts) and Seattle (2nd, 50pts).

Against New England

Wednesday's match marks the 10th meeting all-time between the Timbers and the Revolution. Portland leads the all-time series with a record of 2-1-6, including a mark of 2-0-2 at Providence Park. The Timbers are unbeaten in their last six matches (1-0-5) against the Revolution. In the last meeting between the two sides, Portland earned a point on the road with a 1-1 draw on Sept. 1, 2018. The last time these two teams squared off at Providence Park on April 2, 2017, the match also finished in a 1-1 draw.

Against Sporting Kansas City

The Timbers and Sporting KC square off for the second time this season on Sunday at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. Portland won the first meeting between the two sides in 2019, recording a 2-1, come-from-behind win on Sept. 7 at Providence Park. Jeremy Ebobisse scored the game-tying goal in the 83rd minute, while Brian Fernandez tallied the game-winner in the 94th minute. The Timbers are unbeaten in each of their last three matches against Sporting KC (2-0-1), across all competitions, including a 3-2 win on the road in second leg of the 2019 Western Conference Championship on Nov. 29, 2018.

Next match

Following its road match at Sporting Kansas City, Portland plays host to San Jose in its regular-season finale on Sunday, Oct. 6, at Providence Park. Beginning at 1 p.m. (Pacific), the match features a regional television broadcast on ROOT SPORTS with local radio broadcasts on 750 The Game (English) and La GranD 1150AM/93.5 FM (Spanish).

TEAM MEDIA SOURCES

Television: "Timbers in 30"

Throughout the season, "Timbers in 30," hosted by Jake Zivin and Ross Smith, will offer inside access to the club and provide analysis with in-studio appearances from Timbers coaches and players. This week, "Timbers in 30" airs on Friday at 6:30 p.m. (Pacific) on FOX 12 Oregon with Timbers goalkeeper Jeff Attinella. Previously aired shows and "Timbers in 30" features can be found at www.timbers.com.

Radio: "Talk Timbers"

The Timbers' weekly radio talk show, "Talk Timbers," airs every Wednesday evening beginning at 6 p.m. (Pacific) on flagship station 750 The Game. "Talk Timbers" provides team and league news as well as interviews with Timbers coaches and players during the season, and also features regular updates on T2 and Portland Thorns FC. Fans can submit questions, provide comments or simply follow the conversation on the show on Twitter with the hashtag #TalkTimbers.

Fans can tune in to the show live on 750 The Game or listen online at www.750thegame.com.


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