Portland, riding a 14-game unbeaten streak, has only beaten Colorado once in six MLS meeting.
|Portland Timbers (4-3-3): Ricketts; Miller, Jean-Baptiste, Kah, Harrington; Johnson, Valeri, Chara; Alhassan, Johnson, Nagbe.
OUT: Bright Dike (ACL surgery), David Horst (R tibia plateau surgery), Brent Richards (L ACL surgery), Mikael Silvestre (ACL surgery), Dylan Tucker-Gangnes (concussion)
|Colorado Rapids (4-2-3-1): Irwin; Wynne, Moor, Mera, Klute; Thomas, Sturgis; Brown, Rivero, Castrillon; Buddle.
OUT: Diego Calderon (R knee surgery), Brenton Griffiths (R shoulder dislocation), Matt Pickens (L arm fracture)
QUESTIONABLE: Jaime Smith (R groin strain)
- In six all-time meetings between these teams, the Rapids have won four and drawn one.
- That draw came earlier in the season, when a Will Johnson double helped overcome a Colorado two-goal lead. The match finished 2-2.
- Portland hasn't lost in 14 MLS games. Caleb Porter set the record for an undefeated streak by a first-year head coach.
- Nathan Sturgis scored one goal in his first eight MLS seasons and now has three this year.
- The Timbers are tied for second in the Western Conference with 27 points. Colorado, on 20 points, is seventh.