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  • May 24, 2014
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MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - Portland Timbers

MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - Portland Timbers

Rick Osentoski

Two teams with 12 combined draws will be on show Saturday as the Timbers travel across the country to take on the Red Bulls.

Wins have been at a premium this year for the New York Red Bulls and Portland Timbers this season, but the teams have combined for 12 draws in their 23 combined matches, meaning both are also tough to beat.

New York is sitting fifth in the East, with 14 points from 12 games, and could certainly use a fourth win of the season against a Portland team that has struggled to find its form. But the Red Bulls followed up a run of three wins in four games with back-to-back losses to Toronto and Chicago, and come into this game searching for a first win since May 4.

That May 4 win came just one day after Portland's only win of the season, a 3-2 result against D.C. United. Since then, the Timbers have drawn two straight, leaving the team languishing outside the playoff places.

New York has the scoring form of Bradley Wright-Phillips to rely on. The Englishman has become one of the top goal-scoring threats in the league with his nine goals, and Portland's troubles finding the net this season don't bode well against the high-powered New York attack. 

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

New York RB

Portland Timbers

Wins
2
2
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

New York Red Bulls NY
New York Red Bulls New York RB
Draw
Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
56%
33%

Top 3 Predictions

New York Red Bulls NY
2 - 1
Portland Timbers POR
New York Red Bulls NY
1 - 1
Portland Timbers POR
New York Red Bulls NY
2 - 0
Portland Timbers POR

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