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Sporting Kansas City vs. Portland Timbers Match Thread

Winners of two in a row, Sporting KC welcomes the Portland Timbers in a crucial Western Conference matchup

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

Sporting Kansas City vs Portland Timbers

Time: 7:30 p.m.

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

How to Watch: Fox Sports KC, FSGO, ESPN+

Line: Sporting KC -145, Portland +385, Draw +315

The Teams

Sporting Kansas City

11-6-6 (6-2-3 at home)

2nd in the West

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

Head Coach: Peter Vermes (10th season)

Injury Report: OUT: D - Jimmy Medranda (knee surgery, out for season), F - Khiry Shelton (right MCL tear, lateral meniscus tear 7/7, out 2-3 months), D/M - Brad Evans (Achilles injury), M - Cristian Lobato (quad injury)

Portland Timbers FC

10-5-7 (3-4-4 on the road)

5th in the West

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

Head Coach: Giovanni Savarese (1st season)

Injury Report: OUT: D - Modou Jadama (left thigh injury), D - Roy Miller (right thigh injury), GK - Jake Gleeson (bilateral tibal stress fracture surgery 8/17, out two months) QUESTIONABLE: D - Liam Ridgewell (lower left leg injury)