Portland Timbers host San Jose Earthquakes in conference

San Jose Earthquakes (5-8-7, 13th in Western Conference) vs. Portland Timbers (6-6-9, 7th in Western Conference)

Portland, Oregon; Saturday, 10:30 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Portland -149, San Jose +337, Draw +325; over/under is 3.5 goals

BOTTOM LINE: The Portland Timbers and the San Jose Earthquakes face off in a conference game.

The Timbers are 6-4-6 against Western Conference teams. The Timbers are fifth in the league with 33 goals led by Jaroslaw Niezgoda with seven.

The Earthquakes are 4-5-5 against Western Conference teams. The Earthquakes are fifth in MLS with 33 goals led by Jeremy Ebobisse with 11.

Saturday’s game is the second meeting this season between the two teams. The Earthquakes won the last game 3-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Niezgoda has scored seven goals for the Timbers. Santiago Moreno has registered four goals and one assist in the last 10 games.

Ebobisse has 11 goals and one assist for the Earthquakes. Jamiro Monteiro has scored three goals in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Timbers: 4-3-3, averaging 2.2 goals, 5.6 shots on goal and 5.0 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.4 goals per game.

Earthquakes: 3-3-4, averaging 1.7 goals, 4.9 shots on goal and 4.9 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.8 goals per game.

NOT SUPPOSED TO PLAY: Timbers: Diego Gutierrez (injured), Eryk Williamson (injured), Blake Bodily (injured).

Earthquakes: Marcos Lopez (injured), Gilbert Fuentes (injured), Judson (injured), Siad Haji (injured).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.


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Sandy A. Greer