The Portland Timbers have made quite a name for themselves after four straight wins at home. They have not been nearly as good on the road, though, where they have just one point in four matches. After scoring seven goals in their first two games at Jeld-Wen Field, Stumptown Footy -- SB Nation's Portland Timbers blog -- says their past two wins may be a better example of how they hope to play on Saturday against the Seattle Sounders,
What we will most likely see is the same mentality from Portland as we have seen in the last two league games, both 1-0 wins (albeit at home). Portland will cede possession to Seattle in Seattle's defensive third and force them to try and break Portland's defense down. Meanwhile Kenny Cooper and Jorge Perlaza will do their best to put pressure on the backline of Seattle and not let them try and set up the perfect pass.