Sporting Kansas City brings 2-game shutout win streak into matchup against Portland
Portland, Oregon; Saturday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Sporting Kansas City heads into a matchup against Portland after recording two straight shutout wins.
The Timbers are 7-8-3 against Western Conference opponents. Portland is 3-1-1 when it scores two goals.
Sporting Kansas City is 6-7-3 against Western Conference opponents. Sporting Kansas City ranks seventh in the MLS drawing 157 corner kicks, averaging 5.6 per game.
The matchup Saturday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Diego Valeri has eight goals and seven assists for Portland. Brian Fernandez has four goals and one assist over the last 10 games for the Timbers.
LAST 10 GAMES: Portland: 5-3-2, averaging 1.7 goals, 1.1 assists, six shots on goal and 6.3 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.2 goals per game.
Sporting Kansas City: 6-4-0, averaging 1.3 goals, 0.8 assists, 5.4 shots on goal and 7.1 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.1 goals per game.