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Columbus Crew SC vs. Portland Timbers | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 8
Columbus Crew SC vs. Portland Timbers
MAPFRE Stadium — Columbus
April 20 - 7:30 PM ET

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

Caleb Porter will meet his former team, the Portland Timbers, for the first time since becoming Columbus Crew SC coach when the clubs meet Saturday night at MAPFRE Stadium.

The Crew are looking to rebound from a 1-0 loss at the Montreal Impact and pick up a fourth home win this season against a reeling Timbers side that suffered a 2-1 defeat at FC Dallas, their fifth consecutive defeat. 

Columbus Crew SC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Milton Valenzuela (D) - torn ACL
    • OUT: Harrison Afful (D) - broken jaw
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Portland Timbers

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Aljaz Ivacic (GK) - left tibial stress fracture
    • OUT: Kendall McIntosh (GK) - left thigh strain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Marvin Loria (M) - right foot injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Andy Polo (M) - right lower leg injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Diego Valeri (M) - left lower leg injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at Crew SC

  • Crew SC: 3 wins, 6 goals
  • Timbers: 1 win, 4 goals
  • 0 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Christopher Penso
  • Assistant Referees: Kathryn Nesbitt, Kyle Longville
  • 4th Official: Lorant Varga
  • VAR: Chico Grajeda
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Current Form

Columbus
Portland

Season Stats

Columbus Crew SCPortland Timbers
7Games Played6
4Wins0
2Losses5
1Draws1
7Goals6
5Goals Conceded17
45Shots52
23Shots on Target26
80Fouls committed87
62Fouls suffered76
17Offside6
34Corners34

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
CLB2320071
POR2301061
01234+Avg
CLB031001.2
POR000000
01234+Avg
CLB201000.7
POR230101

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
CLB4201050.7
POR00231172.8
01234+Avg
CLB310000.2
POR000000
01234+Avg
CLB110101.3
POR002312.8
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