While the Verde and Black currently occupy the 10th spot having snapped a five-game losing run with a 2-2 draw at New England, Portland got level on points (33) at 11th after a 2-0 victory over Los Angeles and will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to four games.
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Austin vs Portland kick-off time & stadium
|Date:||September 17, 2023|
|Kick-off time:||8:30 pm ET|
The MLS match between Austin and Portland Timbers will be played at the Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas, USA.
It will kick off at 8:30 pm ET on September 17 in the United States (US).
How to watch Austin vs Portland online - TV channels & live streams
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Team news & squads
Austin team news
With Daniel Pereira suspended and Zan Kolmanic ruled out due to an ACL strain, Gyasi Zardes is doubtful on account of a calf problem.
Scorers at New England, Emiliano Rigoni and Alexander Ring will keep their place in the XI, while Brad Stuver became the first-ever to play 100 games at the club the last time out.
Meanwhile, Austin boss Josh Wolff would persist with Sebastian Driussi in attack.
Austin possible XI: Stuver; Lima, Cascante, Hedges, Lundqvist; Ring, Valencia, Finlay; Rigoni, Driussi, Gallagher.
|Goalkeepers:||Stuver, Bersano, Las|
|Defenders:||Vaisanen, Cascante, Hedges, Radovanovic, Keller, Tarek, Craig, Lundqvist, Asensio, Lima, Gallagher, Jimenez|
|Midfielders:||Valencia, Ring, Wolff, Djeffal, Noel, M. Rodriguez, Driussi, D. Rodriguez, Fagundez, Fodrey, Rigoni, Redes, Finlay|
|Forwards:||Zardes, Urruti, Bruin, Ocampo-Chavez, Toure|
Portland team news
David Ayala, Eryk Williamson, Diego Chara and Jaroslaw Niezgoda make up the injury list at the club, while Dario Zuparic is back from his ban.
David Bingham will look for his seventh clean sheet of the season, with the sixth in 13 games against LAFC last weekend. Members from the back four, Larrys Mabiala and Claudio Bravo, got on the scoresheet in the same game.
The likes of Dairon Asprilla, Evander, Yimmi Chara and Felipe Mora are likely to be involved going forward on Sunday.
Portland possible XI: Bingham; Miller, McGraw, Mabiala, Bravo; Paredes, Acosta; Asprilla, Evander, Y. Chara; Mora.
|Goalkeepers:||Ivacic, Bingham, Sulte, Bilichuk|
|Defenders:||Zuparic, Araujo, McGraw, Mabiala, Clegg, Bravo, Rasmussen, Mosquera, Bonilla, Miller, Jones-Riley|
|Midfielders:||Griffith, Evander, Acosta, Paredes, Caliskan, Y. Chara, Loria|
|Forwards:||Mora, Boli, Ikoba, Gutierrez, Moreno, Blanco, Antony, Asprilla|
|May 6, 2023||Portland Timbers 2-2 Austin||MLS|
|Aug 31, 2022||Austin 1-2 Portland Timbers||MLS|
|Mar 12, 2022||Portland Timbers 1-0 Austin||MLS|
|Nov 7, 2021||Portland Timbers 3-0 Austin||MLS|
|Aug 21, 2021||Austin 3-1 Portland Timbers||MLS|