If it feels like there's been a lot of animosity between FC Dallas and Portland Timbers as of late, it's because these clubs have had their fair share of theatrics (Mr. Porter wants a tissue) and physicality (3503 red cards) between both sides. For whatever reason, these two clubs just don't get along.
The last time these two clubs met back in April, the Timbers handed Dallas their first loss of the season and then of course there was this hilarious interaction between the two head coaches.
Dallas enters this match riding a season high four game winning streak and are holding a 7-2-1 (W-D-L) record at Toyota Stadium, whereas Portland is 3-1-6 (W-D-L) having been outscored 8-0 in the previous two road matches.
For the first time this season Oscar Pareja has had the chance to use the same starting lineup for two games in a row and the results have been favorable, 2 wins with a +3 goal differential. What will you do this weekend? Will you continue with the same lineup? Is it time to switch things up to manage minutes? Is it time to give newcomer Bakary Soumare a look so we can move Zach Loyd out to the right back? Let us know what you'll do if you were in charge of the club.
Blas Perez - Gold Cup
Je-Vaughn Watson - Gold Cup
Otis Earle - loan to Arizona United
Danny Garcia - loan to Arizona United