MLS Matchup report: Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake

The last time Portland and Real Salt Lake met, Alvaro Saborio had quite the night. Photo credit: sbnation.com

NWSB Editor and Writer previews tomorrow’s matchup between the Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake. The Portland Timbers will be heading to Salt Lake to take tomorrow to take on a Real Salt Lake team that finds themselves tied for the third position in the MLS Western Conference. Matchup to Watch: Alvaro Saborio vs. Portland Defense.

Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Real Salt Lake had a lot of celebrating to do on Saturday.

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about his love ‘em and hate ‘em points from the Timbers game against Real Salt Lake. Though Portland was seeking to continue the momentum they had built up after a 2-1 win against the San Jose Earthquakes, Alvaro Saborio made sure all eyes were on him. Heading into halftime even at zero, Saborio scored three goals in the second half of the game to give him a hat trick, ultimately sending Portland home in shame.

Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake: What to expect tonight

Kris Boyd

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about what to expect between Real Salt Lake and the Portland Timbers as they clash in Rio Tinto Stadium tonight. The Timbers, who are now tied for 8th place in the Western Conference with plenty of room for advancement, will be looking to play spoiler to a Real Salt Lake team who sits in second in the conference with 33 points. Keys include differing styles of game play and Kris Boyd.