Last season’s MLS Cup opponents renew their rivalry as Portland Timbers and Atlanta United meet in the regular season of Major League Soccer at Providence Park.
The Major League Soccer match will be played between Portland Timbers and Atlanta United at Providence Park, in Portland, Oregon, United States of America. The ground has a capacity of 25,218.
The game will start at 07:30 AM (IST), on Monday, August 19.
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Portland Timbers – L L W W L W
Atlanta United – W W W W W W
Portland Timbers Team News:
Possible INs and OUTs of this game:
Portland Timbers Probable XI:
Steve Clark (GK), Zarek Valentin, Julio Cascante, Larrys Mabiala, Jorge Moreira, Diego Chara, Cristhian Paredes, Marvin Loria, Diego Valeri, Sebastian Blanco, Brian Fernandez
Atlanta United FC Team News:
Possible ins or outs of this game:
Atlanta United Probable XI:
Brad Guzan (GK), Miles Robinson, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Franco Escobar, Justin Meram, Eric Remedi, Darlington Nagbe, Julian Gressel, Gonzalo Maryinez, Ezequiel Barco, Josef Martinez
Potential Game Changers:
Likely to score:
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Brian Fernandez: Arrived in the Major League Soccer from Necaxa as a relatively unknown entity. But his reputation has increased manifold, almost exponentially this season as he racks up goals after goals for Portland Timbers.
Josef Martinez: This may be just the 2nd season for the Venezuelan in the USA, but he is already the part of MLS history books.
The 26-year-old striker won the Golden Boot last season by setting the league’s all-time single-season scoring record with 31 goals.
He hasn’t slowed down even a bit, as far as his scoring rate is concerned and has already racked up 20 goals this season.
Diego Valeri: The class is permanent and this old adage perfectly fits with the 33-year-old Diego Valerti who continues to befuddle fans with his consistency at the top level.
His skills on the ball, and more importantly the passing range, which is perhaps the best amongst all the MLS players.
Jeremy Ebobisse: Made a name for himself at the backend of last season and hasn’t looked back since then. Just 22, the young forward has scored some crucial goals for Portland this season.
Ezequiel Barco: Came with a big price tag, in fact, the biggest for an MLS club. But the 20-year-old looks unaffected as he plays with an utter calmness on the pitch.
ATU vs PT Dream11 potential winner:
We back Portland Timbers to avoid a defeat here.