Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids | Preview | July 13, 2019

2019 MLS Regular Season — Week 19
Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids
Providence Park — Portland
July 13 - 9:00 PM MT

TV: Altitude

STREAMING: Twitter, MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada

Snow is guaranteed not to be in the forecast Saturday night in Portland, unlike the Snow Clasico in the season opener between these teams, a wild 3-3 draw at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park in March. 

The Timbers (7-8-2) did what no team has been able to do this year - beat NYCFC at Yankee Stadium. Thanks to a Sebastian Blanco first-half goal, the final scoreline was the same in Portland's previous two trips to the Bronx. The victory was the club's third in their last four games. 

The Rapids (5-10-4) had a seven-match unbeaten streak snapped in a 2-1 loss to the New England Revolution on July 4. The match took nearly six hours to complete due to several lengthy weather delays. After falling into a two-goal hole on goals by Teal Bunbury and Juan Fernando Caicedo, Diego Rubio pulled the hosts to within a goal in the 71st minute, but that as close as Colorado would come. 
 
In that wild season-opening 3-3 draw in Commerce City, Andre Shinyashiki scored the dramatic equalizer four minutes into second-half stoppage time for the 10-man Rapids. 

Series Matchup at Timbers 

  • Rapids: 14 wins, 39 goals
  • Revolution: 4 wins, 19 goals
  • 4 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Kevin Stott
  • Assistant Referees: Jose Da Silva, Chris Elliott
  • 4th Official: Matt Franz
  • VAR: Ricardo Salazarz
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