The Portland Timbers (5-5-2) face the defending champion Colorado Rapids (4-3-7) in their first MLS regular season re-match this evening at Jeld-Wen field.
The Rapids, you may recall, embarrassed the young and inexperienced Timbers 3-1 in the season opener for both teams on March 19 in Colorado. Since then, however, the Timbers have improved their play (and changed their lineup) dramatically. Colorado are unbeaten in the eight matches, but the last six have been draws.
Match previews and intrigue
- Match Preview: Timbers vs. Colorado by Kelly McLain at Timbers Insider
- Match Day Fix – The First Rematch – 6.11.2011 by paulsepp at Dropping Timber
- Timbers Versus Colorado: Rapid Redemption by Brenaldo at Timberlandia
- Jeld-Wen Field makes opposing coaches worry by Paul Danzer at The Columbian
- Timbers looking to come out strong against Rapids by Jamie Goldberg at The Oregonian
- Portland Timbers: A Viewer’s Guide to Saturday’s Game Against the Colorado Rapids by Johnathan Crowl at WWeek.com
- KeyBank Match-up of the Match: Jewsbury and Chara vs. Larentowicz and Mastroeni by Brian Costello at PortlandTimbers.com
- Preview: Timbers get second go-round against Rapids at MLSsoccer.com
- More ups and downs? by Stephen Alexander at The Portland Tribune
- ‘Futty’ says Timbers’ game against Rapids is a ‘must win’ by Geoffrey C. Arnold at The Oregonian
- Head to Head Preview: Portland Timbers – Colorado Rapids by Stephanie Gardner and Nicholas Rosano at Goal.com