Two teams that are coming off goal-less draws will now look to bounce back, when Portland will host New England on Wednesday. Portland have not been able to win any of their last three matches at home, while New England have not been good either, going win-less in their last four.
New England (10-10-11) created a ton of scoring chances at home against Real Salt Lake, but could not get shots on target and had to settle for a point. They have been really struggling to get results lately, winning just one of their last eight matches (1-2-5). Even so, New England are still sitting at the 7th spot of the Eastern Conference with 41 points, three ahead of Chicago and five behind Toronto. They also have the most away draws in the MLS so far (3-5-7), losing just one of their last 11.
Portland (13-13-5) are also coming off a similar match against Minnesota, where they created a ton of chances and had 11 shots on target but were stuck at a goal-less draw. They are now win-less in their last three (0-2-1) and have won just two of their last seven (2-4-1). Portland are sitting at the 8th spot of the Western Conference with 44 points, just as many as San Jose who are sitting inside the playoffs. Their home record keeps getting worse (7-5-3), winning just two of their last seven (2-4-1).