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MLS Playoffs Predict the Lineup: Sporting Kansas City vs. Portland Timbers

Sporting Kansas City are one win away from the MLS Cup final. Who should be in their starting lineup against the Portland Timbers?

MLS: Sporting Kansas City at Portland Timbers Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

The Match

Who: Sporting Kansas City (1st in the West) vs. Portland Timbers (5th in the West)

Date: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018

Time: 8:30 p.m. Sporting Time.

Location: Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kansas

How to Watch: ESPN, ESPN+

Behind Enemy Lines

Stumptown Footy

How They Got Here

Sporting Kansas City

  • First in the West
  • Knockout round bye
  • Defeated Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference semifinal

Portland Timbers

  • Fifth in the West
  • Defeated FC Dallas in the knockout round
  • Defeated the Seattle Sounders in the Western Conference semifinals