The Portland Timbers host the Seattle Sounders in a MLS Western Conference fixture on Sunday. Portland is sixth in the conference table at 7-2-8 on 23 points with a goal difference of -6. Portland defeated Real Salt Lake 3-2 at home on Saturday. Dairon Aprilla led the Portland attack with a goal and an assist.
Portland has allowed multiple goals in eight of its 17 matches this season. Portland has two wins, one draw and two losses in his last five matches in the MLS. The leading scorer for Portland is Felipe Mora with six, while Dairon Asprilla has scored four. Jose Van Rankin is one of five players for Portland with two assists apiece to lead the club.
Seattle is second in the conference table at 9-6-3 on 33 points with a goal difference of +12. Seattle is coming off a 3-0 victory over UANL in the League Cup. Fredy Montero, Nicolas Lodeiro and Raul Ruidiaz each scored for Seattle in the victory and moved the Sounders Into the semifinals. Seattle had a 1-1 draw at home with FC Dallas in its last MLS fixture.
Seattle has scored only four goals over its last five matches in the MLS with one win, one draw and three losses and has been winless in each of its last three. Seattle has dropped 11 points in it's last five matches and dropped only 10 points in its first 13 when setting a new MLS record with an unbeaten run of 13 straight to open the season. Raul Ruidiaz is the leading goal scorer for Seattle with 11, while Joao Paulo is the leader in assists with five.