Inter Miami CF hosts the Portland Timbers in a MLS inter conference fixture on Saturday. Inter Miami is 10th in the Eastern Conference table at 4-3-6 on 15 points with a goal difference -8. Inter Miami lost to Orlando City SC away 1-1 on penalties in the US Open Cup round of 16 and was eliminated from the competition. Miami defeated the New York Red Bulls 2-0 last Sunday in their most recent MLS fixture.
Inter Miami is unbeaten in each of its last four matches at home with three victories and one draw following last Sunday's victory over New York. Miami has just one unbeaten run at home that is longer when going six consecutive matches without a defeat between July and September of last year. Leonardo Campana is the leading goal scorer for Inter Miami with six while DeAndre Yedlin and Ariel Lassiter are the leaders in assists with two each.
The Portland Timbers are 10th in the Western Conference table at 3-6-5 on 15 points with a goal difference of -3. Portland was defeated by Philadelphia Union 2-0 at home last Sunday for its second consecutive loss in MLS action. Portland has been outscored 5-2 in its last two losses, after scoring seven goals against Sporting Kansas City in a 7-2 win.
Portland's loss to Philadelphia last Sunday was a second consecutive setback and the third loss over the last five matches with one win and one draw. The Timbers are on 15 points, which is the fewest through the first 14 matches in club history. Bill Tuiloma is the leading goal scorer for Portland four, while Yimmi Chara and Jaroslaw Niezgoda each have scored three. Sebastian Blanco is the leader in assists with four.