San Jose Earthquakes vs. Portland Timbers
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. at Jeld-Wen Field
Television: NBC Sports
Radio: 1370 KZSF (Spanish)
Places to Watch
Jack’s Bar & Lounge (San Jose), Hyde Park Lounge (San Jose), Double D’s Sports Grille (Los Gatos), Danny Coyle’s (San Francisco), SF Soccer Cafe (San Francisco)
Portland Timbers Scouting Report
The Portland Timbers (8-16-9, 33 pts.) enter Saturday’s match eighth in the Western Conference. The Timbers are 1-2-2 in their past five games and are looking to regain their winning form after a two game road trip that saw them lose to Cascadia Cup rival Seattle Sounders F.C. 3-0 on Oct. 7 and lose to the Vancouver Whitecaps F.C. 1-0 on Oct. 21. The Timbers have scored 33 goals and have given up 55 goals this season. Leading the way offensively have been forward Kris Boyd and midfielder Darlington Nagbe, contributing seven and six goals respectively. The Earthquakes travel to Portland after a 2-2 tie at Buck Shaw Stadium against the LA Galaxy on Oct. 21.
-The Earthquakes have won their second Supporters' Shield trophy after a tight race against Sporting Kansas City. The Earthquakes lead the Western Conference and Major League Soccer with 65 points. The Earthquakes last won the Supporters' Shield in 2005.
-Quakes all-star forward Chris Wondolowski was named September's Player of the Month for a fifth time and league-record third time in one season. Wondolowski recorded four goals and two assists as the Earthquakes compiled a 3-0-2 record in the month of September. Wondolowski currently leads MLS with 26 goals. The MLS Player of the Month is selected by a panel of journalists from The North American Soccer Reporters (NASR).
-Quakes all-star defender Justin Morrow has signed a new contract with the Earthquakes. The 25-year-old defender has had his most productive year, starting in and playing the full 90 minutes in 32 games this season. Per MLS policy, terms of the new deal were not disclosed.
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