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MLS Playoffs: Sporting Kansas City vs Portland Timbers Match Thread

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It's simple for Sporting Kansas City: win and you're in the MLS Cup final.

MLS: Sporting Kansas City at Portland Timbers Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

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

Time: 8:30 p.m.

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

How to Watch: ESPN, ESPN Go

Line: Sporting KC -185, Portland Timbers +450, Draw +330

The Teams

Sporting Kansas City

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

1st in the West

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

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: L-W-W-W-D

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)