Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-08-03 21:40:19 –
Portland has a short-term and long-term history when confronting the San Jose Earthquakes that come on Wednesday.
The Timbers lost two games in a row, including a 4-1 road retreat to the Los Angeles Galaxy on Friday. I lost in 4 of the last 6 games. This is the third time Portland has lost a series of games this season. The Timbers haven’t lost three games in a row since the five games in a row from March 10th to April 13th, 2019.
After the Galaxy was defeated, Timbers coach Giovanni Savarese said, “We needed to get better.” “I can’t make excuses. The team was full. After playing very well for 30 minutes, I disappeared. I lost to the team who felt they should score points because they didn’t give the game what they needed. . “”
Two of the four goals Los Angeles scored against the Timbers came in set pieces. Portland scored 13 league-leading set-piece goals this season. This accounts for half of the 26 goals allowed by the club.
Portland (6-8-1, 19 points) defeated San Jose 2-0 on the road on May 15th at the first meeting of the year between the teams.
The Timbers own eight home streak vs. Quake at the same level that the Philadelphia Union played against DC United and achieved the league’s longest active stretch. Another Portland victory on Wednesday surpassed the 2012-18 eight-game stretch against the Colorado Rapids, breaking the club record for the longest consecutive home win against an opponent.
After defeating the Seattle Sounders 1-0 with a goal from Christian Espinoza on Saturday, San Jose (4-7-5, 17 points) heads to Portland. As a result, Earthquake was able to extend the undefeated streak to five games 1-0-4.
San Jose won his first win since May 7th, scoring 11 unwinned runs (0-6-5).
After the victory on Saturday, Earthquakes coach Matias Almeyda said, “When the team lost many games in a row, there was a game they played well.” “It’s a great pleasure because it deserves victory given the quality of our opponents. We believe in diligence, humility, and desire. When you believe in your work and virtues, sooner or later the sun will shine. . “
The quake attempts to complete a rare Seattle-Portland doubleheader sweep. The MLS team won the Sounders and Timbers in a row with Roadwin only at the start of the 2013 campaign, when Montréal Impact at the time achieved a feat.
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