Both teams have scored in five of Dallas’ last seven clashes with Portland.
Will FC Dallas reaffirm their place in the post-season picture?
Last weekend, the Texans made it back-to-back 1-0 victories, this time beating La Galaxy thanks to Franco Jara’s emphatic early finish.
However, on Tuesday night, Dallas were then on the wrong-end of a 1-0 scoreline, beaten by Seattle Sounders at Lumen Field.
All in all, Nico Estévez’s team are fourth in the west, last finishing higher than that in 2016.
Portland Timbers meanwhile were MLS Cup runners-up as recently as December, but currently find themselves below the dotted line.
Giovanni Savarese’s side held Nashville to a 1-1 draw at Providence Park, taking a point courtesy of Santiago Moreno’s equaliser.
Four days earlier, the Timbers had been involved in an even more eventful draw, this time with Minnesota United at Allianz Field.
In St. Paul, Portland led 1-0, trailed 3-1, led 4-3 and ultimately left with a point.
The Timbers are now unbeaten in eight outings, but this form will need to continue if they’re to join the post-season party.
Will there be a winner in the Pacific Northwest?