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Portland Timbers vs. New York Red Bulls | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 29
Portland Timbers vs. New York Red Bulls
Providence Park – Portland
September 18 – 10:30 PM ET

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

The Portland Timbers and New York Red Bulls will both look to rebound from losses in Week 28 when they square off in a pivotal midweek clash at Providence Park that impacts playoff races in both the Eastern and Western conferences.

The Timbers (13-12-4) sit just above the playoff line in the West, though level on points with eighth-place FC Dallas, following a 1-0 home loss to D.C. United Sunday afternoon. An own goal by Bill Tulioma in the 25th minute proved to be the difference. Portland hit the woodwork in each half, with Diego Valeri heading off the crossbar in the first half and Jorge Moreira putting a looping cross off the crossbar after halftime. 

The slumping Red Bulls (12-13-5) suffered a third consecutive defeat, falling to the Seattle Sounders, 4-2, at CenturyLink Field Sunday afternoon. After Jordan Morris and Nico Lodeiro gave the Rave Green a 2-0 lead after just 23 minutes, Aaron Long pulled the Red Bulls back a goal in the 27th minute and Kaku leveled 40 minutes later. But an own goal by Sean Davis and a second Lodeiro tally inside the final seven minutes sunk the Red Bulls, who are sixth in the East, one point ahead of the New England Revolution. 

Portland
Portland vs. NY Red Bulls

Wednesday, September 18 at 10:30 PM ET
Providence Park

NY Red Bulls

Portland Timbers

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jeff Attinella (GK)- right shoulder injury
    • OUT: Modou Jadama (D)- left foot injury
    • OUT: Julio Cascante (D) - left thigh injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Larrys Mabiala (D) - left thigh injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Sebastian Blanco (M) - left lower leg injury
  • Suspended: Renzo Zambrano (M)
  • Suspended after next caution: Larrys Mabiala (D)
  • International duty:  None

New York Red Bulls

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Florian Valot (M) - torn ACL
    • DOUBTFUL: Amro Tarek (D) - ankle injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Brian White (F) - ankle injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Cristian Casseres Jr. (M) - knee injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Kyle Duncan (D), Amro Tarek (D)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Timbers

  • Timbers: 1 win, 8 goals
  • Red Bulls: 1 win, 8 goals
  • 2 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Alan Kelly
  • Assistant Referees: Eric Weisbrod, Chris Wattam
  • 4th Official: Joe Dickerson
  • VAR: Edvin Jurisevic
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Current Form

Portland
W
L
L
W
W
L
NY Red Bulls
L
D
W
L
L
L

Season Stats

Portland TimbersNew York Red Bulls
29Games Played30
13Wins12
12Losses13
4Draws5
45Goals49
42Goals Conceded48
349Shots280
148Shots on Target142
396Fouls committed358
269Fouls suffered379
38Offside62
160Corners160

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
POR610652451.6
RBNY591042491.6
01234+Avg
POR243221.8
RBNY254221.8
01234+Avg
POR463301.3
RBNY346201.5

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
POR512741421.4
RBNY610743481.6
01234+Avg
POR444101.2
RBNY455101.2
01234+Avg
POR183311.7
RBNY252332
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