The Portland Timbers host Orlando City SC in a MLS inter-conference matchday five fixture on Sunday. Portland is ninth in the Western Conference table at 1-2-1 on five points with a goal difference of -2. Portland was defeated by FC Dallas 4-1 last Saturday which snapped Portland's three-match unbeaten streak to open the season. Jaroslaw Niezgoda scored Portland's only goal in the loss to Dallas.
Portland has one win, two draws and two losses in its last five matches in the MLS and over that span has scored six goals and conceded eight. Yimmi Chara is the leading goal scorer for Portland with two, while Bill Tuiloma, Dairon Asprilla and Jaroslaw Niezgoda each have scored one. Sebastian Blanco, Santiago Moreno and Chara each have one assist.
Orlando City SC is fifth in the Eastern Conference table at 2-1-1 on seven points with a goal difference of +2. Orlando defeated the LA Galaxy in Los Angeles 1-0 last Saturday. Facundo Torres scored the only goal of the match in the ninth minute to give Orlando City the victory. Orlando City is tied on points with the fourth place New York Red Bulls but trails in goal difference by two.
Orlando City has two victories, one draw and two losses in its last five matches in the MLS and over that span has scored five goals and conceded five. The Orlando City goalkeeper and back line have three clean sheets in the last four matches. Facundo Torres. Junior Urso, Benji Michel and Alexandre Pato have scored one goal apiece. Torres, Ruan, Ercan Kara and Mauricio Pereyra each have one assist.