Our prediction for this MLS match:
BC Place will host Saturday’s football game between Vancouver Whitecaps and Portland Timbers. The Canadian outfit are eyeing their fifth consecutive league win, and a triumph over Portland should see them climb to the playoffs berth. Talented Colombia attacker Deiber Caicedo is pushing for a start after finding the net in the 2-1 win over Austin, while both Caio Alexandre and Gutierrez remain in the recovery room.
The Timbers aim to build on back-to-back wins over Seattle Sounders and Houston Dynamo, but beating Vancouver on the road is easier said than done. The Canadians are on a three-game winning run at home, and we predict that they will give fans yet another reason for celebration on Saturday morning. Keep in mind, though, that Mexico international Jose Van Rankin returns to contention after missing the Houston game through suspension.
Highlighted Player (Fredy Montero):
Born in Campo de la Cruz, Colombia on July 26, 1987, Fredy Montero is a pacey forward who plays for Vancouver Whitecaps in the Major League Soccer. Montero played for famous Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon from 2014 to 2016 and the Lions and during that period the Lions won Taca da Liga on two occasions and one Taca de Portugal trophy.
In 2019 he moved to Vancover Whitecaps, signing a permanent deal with the MLS club. Fredy Montero made his MLS debut in a 3-2 loss to Montreal Impact on March 3, 2019. As for his international career, the Vancouver footballer played his first match for the Colombia national team on May 9, 2007 in a 4-0 win over Panama.
The striker scored his first goal for los Cafeteros against Catalonia on December 29, 2008. Fredy Montero’s main position is second striker, but he is used as a centre-forward as well. His preferred foot is right and his contract with the Canadian outfit should expire in December, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Portland Timbers):
Founded in 2009, Portland Timbers is a soccer club based in Portland, Oregon. The Timbers are well known for their green kit and their secondary colours are red and black. Portland welcome their opponents at Providence Park and the capacity of their home ground is 21.144.
The club hold a long-running rivalry with Seattle Sounders as the two clubs used to face each other in the North American Soccer League. In 2015 Portland Timbers did remarkably well to win the MLS Cup and that is considered the club’s biggest success.
The Timbers defeated Columbus Crew in the final of the tournament and it has to be noted that the title game was hosted by Mapfre Stadium (Columbus).
Former Premier League footballer Liam Ridgewell played for Portland in the 2015 MLS Cup final against Columbus Crew. Speaking of the club’s supporters, you should have in mind that the Timbers sold out almost every home game in the MLS. Portland’s main supporters group is the Timbers Army.