Two new MLS coaches square off in Portland, with Montreal on the hunt for another Cascadia scalp.
|Portland Timbers (4-2-3-1): Ricketts; Harrington, Silvestre, Jean-Baptiste, Miller; Chara, W. Johnson; Nagbe, Valeri, Alhassan; R. Johnson.
|Montreal Impact (4-5-1): Perkins; Brovsky, Ferrari, Nesta, Camara; Mapp, Felipe, Warner, Bernier, Arnaud; Di Vaio.
OUT: Nelson Rivas (L knee surgery), Sinisa Ubiparipovic (R calf strain), Maxim Tissot (R shoulder separation)
- The first game of the season at JELD-WEN Field ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw with the New York Red Bulls, with Portland coming back from two goals down to draw.
- Montreal opened its season with an impressive 1-0 win against Sounders FC in Seattle. Davy Arnaud scored the only goal.
- In the only previous MLS meeting between these teams, the Impact claimed a 2-0 home win.
- These teams met 15 times in the second division between 2001 and 2010. Portland won eight and drew three of those encounters.
- Each team features a new coach. Caleb Porter joined Portland from Akron University. Montreal picked up Marco Schällibaum after a lengthy spell in Europe.