Both these sides are coming off victories in their previous MLS matches. The Whitecaps are coming off a 3-1 victory over the LA Galaxy, a game that saw a massive improvement over previous results. The Timbers on the other hand are also coming off a win after defeating Chivas USA by a lofty score of 3-0. Portland are now undefeated in 9 straight MLS matches and have scored 14 goals in throughout those games.
Portland currently sits in 2nd in the Western Conference with 18 points, the Caps currently sit at 7th with 12 points, here are the updated standings going into the weekend:
The last time these sides met was back in the second last match of the 2012 season at BC Place. The Timbers won 1-0 on that occasion with the only goal coming from Jack Jewsbury late in the opening half.
Here are the highlights from that match:
Projected Starting Lineup
Whitecaps 1 – Timbers 2
When: 4:00pm PT on Saturday, May 18th.
Where: BC Place, Vancouver, Canada.
How: City TV and MLS Live