Austin FC hosts the Portland Timbers on Saturday in a MLS Western Conference fixture. Austin FC is last in the conference table at 4-4-11 on 16 points with a goal difference of -9. Austin is coming off a disappointing 2-1 loss at home to the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday. Austin has lost each of the last three matches and has scored a grand total of just one goal during those three losses.
Austin FC has one win and four losses in its last five matches in the MLS and over that span has scored four goals and conceded eight. The Austin attack has been held scoreless in three of the last five matches played. The leading goal scorer for Austin FC is Cecilio Dominguez with four and Diego Fagundez has scored three. Jared Stroud is the leader in assists with three, while Dominguez has two.
The Portland Timbers are seventh in the conference table at 7-3-9 on 24 points with a goal difference of -10. Portland picked up a big point on Wednesday when battling to a 1-1 draw on the road against Sporting Kansas City. Portland was ahead and ready to take all three points when Sporting KC scored in second-half stoppage time to steal a point.
Portland has one win, two draws and two losses in it's last five matches in the MLS and over that span has scored eight goals and conceded 14. Portland's back line and goalkeeper have been leaky of late, allowing four and six goals in two different matches. Felipe Mora is the leading goal scorer for Portland with seven, while Dairon Asprilla has scored four. Portland has seven players that have each had two assists.