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MLS Playoffs: Sporting Kansas City at Portland Timbers Match Thread

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Sporting Kansas City can take a step closer to the MLS Cup final with a win in the first leg of the Western Conference finals

MLS: Portland Timbers at Sporting KC Peter G. Aiken

Sporting Kansas City (0) at Portland Timbers (0)

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Providence Park, Portland, Oregon

How to Watch: Fox Sports 1, ESPN+

Line: Sporting KC +195, Portland Timbers +135, Draw +235

The Teams

Sporting Kansas City

18-8-8 (8-6-3 on the road)

1st in the West

Last 5: W-W-W-D-W

Head Coach: Peter Vermes (10th season)

Injury Report: OUT: D - Jimmy Medranda (knee surgery, out for season), M - Cristian Lobato (quad injury)

Portland Timbers

15-10-9 (11-2-4 at home)

5th in the West

Last 5: W-L-W-W-W

Head Coach: Giovanni Savarese (1st season)

Injury Report: OUT: D - Roy Miller (right thigh injury), GK - Jake Gleeson (bilateral tibal stress fracture surgery 8/17, out two months), QUESTIONABLE: M - David Guzman (thigh, head injuries), F - Samuel Armenteros (thigh injury)