Portland is unbeaten in its last nine matches in MLS play, dating back to Oct. 27, 2021. Notably, the Timbers have recorded at least one goal in each of those games, scoring 18 total in that stretch.
Yimmi Chara has scored two bicycle kicks in as many games this season. He is currently tied for most shots on target (5) recorded through the first two weeks of MLS play, with a 33.33% shot conversion rate.
The Portland Timbers welcome Austin FC to Providence Park Saturday (7pm PT, TICKETS, FOX 12 PLUS). Here are some key numbers to know ahead of the match.
Defender Zac McGraw has played every minute of both games thus far this season, earning consecutive starts for the first time in his career with the Timbers. McGraw currently leads the league in clearances (20) and interceptions (9).
Santiago Moreno leads the Timbers in chances created (6) and dribbles completed (12) this season. That ranks him 10th best in the league for chances created and second-best for dribbles completed thus far.
Goalkeeper Aljaz Ivacic has made five saves in each game, tallying the second-most overall in the league with 10.