PT vs CR Dream11 Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
The 2019 Major League Soccer (MLS) season is losing its charm for Colorado Rapids, while Portland Timbers are not out of danger by any means if the race for the post-season is concerned.
For Timbers especially, it's a case of checking out the collapse which could only be extenuated with wins.
Their next game come against one of the teams who are currently not being seen as the playoff entity. So the match is a chance to win all the three points in front of their own fans.
Their opponents are Colorado Rapids, who are propping up the table in the Western Conference these days, while Portland are 9th, but could move within a point off the playoffs with a win in this match.
Here is everything you need to know about this match. If you are playing PT vs CR match on Dream11, make sure you read all the teams news here!
The Major League Soccer match will be played between Portland Timbers and Colorado Rapids at Providence Park, in Portland. The ground has a capacity of 25,218. The game will start at 08:30 PM (IST), on Sunday, July 14.
In India, DSport has the rights to broadcast five regular-season matches in a week, as well as select MLS Cup playoff games and MLS Cup.
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Recent form (Last six matches) Portland Timbers – W W L W W W Colorado Rapids – W W L D W L
Portland Timbers Team News:
Portland issued their squad news, and no player has been listed as “out” ahead of this match. However, the availability of a few players is still under clouds, due to the knocks and other reasons.
As many as five players could miss this game. The players being Bill Tuiloma (right thigh injury), Jorge Villafaña (left thigh injury), Aljaz Ivacic (neck injury), Jeff Attinella (right shoulder), and Modou Jadama (right lower leg).
Possible INs and OUTs of this game:
Jeff Attinella may be Portland's first choice goalkeeper and is a doubt for this match, but even he is fit, he may not ride straight back to the playing 11. For his deputy, Steve Clark has been phenomenal, to say the least, keeping a clean sheet in the last three matches.
The same can be said about Claude Dielna, who looks a great fit alongside Larrys Mabiala at the back. It means Bill Tuiloma may not be rushed back from his injury.
Brian Fernández is fit and will definitely start the match as a forward, with Sebastián Blanco, Diego Valeri, and Dairon Asprilla all featuring behind him in the midfield and wings positions.