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Portland Timbers vs Atlanta United

September 04, 2022

10:30 pm BST

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Match preview

These two clubs contested MLS Cup 2018, with Atlanta prevailing 2-0 on a famous night in Georgia.

However, these days, both have work to do if they’re to avoid missing the play-off boat.

Of the two, Portland Timbers are in an infinitely better position, just about above the west’s dotted line.

This is partially thanks to Wednesday night’s 2-1 victory over high-fliers Austin FC down in Texas.

Defenders Bill Tuiloma and Zac McGraw doing the damage at Q2 Stadium.

Overall, it’s been a fantastic week for Giovanni Savarese’s team who also beat Cascadia Cup rivals Seattle Sounders by the same scoreline at home last weekend.

So, can Portland cement their play-off spot by winning three successive MLS matches for the first time since last season’s play-offs?

Over in the east, Atlanta United were hammered 4-1 by run-away leaders Philadelphia Union in midweek.

Andrew Gutman with the consolation in Pennsylvania; he’s now scored three goals in his last six MLS matches, despite only netting twice in the first 65 appearance.

More broadly, things aren’t going so well for Gonzalo Pineda’s team, who’ve only won five of their last 23 outing and haven’t claimed victory on the road since 2 April.

All of this means the Five Stripes 11th in the Eastern Conference.

So, a home win in Oregon seems likely.

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