The Timbers looking to continue their winning ways in the Big Apple
Portland Timbers at a glance
Giovanni Savarese is one confident man after his squad latest win at home over FC Dallas.
With two Important wins at home over Houston and FC Dallas, the Timbers, these have won by posting clean sheets as well displaying an amazing game.
However, the Portland Timbers upcoming schedule, will be with back to back games on the road, one in league play and the other in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
On Sunday July 7 the Timbers are to face off a hardened NYCFC coming from a win 3-0 win in midweek over the Seattle Sounders, as the Rave Greens were totally dominated by the New York side.
As challenges are on the rise for these Timbers, after their game in New York these will fly to Tinsel Town and get ready to face of a tough LAFC in Banc of California Stadium in the USOC quarterfinals.
It does not come easy for these Portland Timbers, taking one challenge after the other.
The need to net important results on the road is imperative for this squad confidence, as well their return home to face off another emerging squad in the Colorado Rapids, in Providence Park on July 13.
Still the optimism showed by manager Savarese, in training and in spite of several of his notable players on injury reserve, especially as a result of those are two of its most important players in his defensive scheme.
For Gio nothing is impossible for him and,with the boldness he is known for making all sorts of moves in his starting elevens, he believes in his Timbers netting a couple of positive result on the road.
Injury report: Zarek Valentin (D), Bill Tuiloma (D), Kendall McIntosh (GK)
GK Steve Clark, Jorge Moreira, Larry’s Mabiala, Julio Cascante, Jorge Villafaña; Cristhian Paredes, Diego Chara; Sebastian Blanco, Diego Valeri, Jeremy Ebobisse; Brian Fernandez
NYCFC at a glance
For manager Domènec Torrent and his NYCFC gem of a match in Midweek against the Seattle Sounders, after his club delivered with three unanswered goals, also netting a clean sheet.
His next challenge for him and his American version of the Sky Blues, the second year man in the helm of the Citizens, is about looking for a victory over another Cascadia team.
Certainly the man is delivering positive results with the Boys from the Bronx and looking forward to a prolific campaign that can deliver the ultimate of league glories in the Big Apple.
In spite of his squad most noteworthy position in the overall table, Domènec Torrent is one cautious man facing off a handful of a challenge with the Boys from Rose City, therefore speaking, this will be one contested match.
Injury report: Joe Scally (D), James Sands (D), Tony Sands (D), Heber (F)
GK Brad Stuver, Anton Tinnerholm, Maxim Chanot, Sebastien Ibeagha, Ronald Matarrita; Keaton Parks, Alexander Ring, Ebenezer Ofori; Jesus Medina, Valentin Castellanos, Maxi Moralez