The Timbers seek to make the turnaround real as they head to The Queen City for the first time since 2019
Ooof on Bravo and Zup being out. Makeshift back line will include Mabs and Rasmussen? Maybe Miller? Any way you put that together, two changes in back and lack of continuity has me concerned we will be more vulnerable than usual for multiple goal against let down.
Seems this is a 'good news/bad news' matchup...
Our back line is depleted (again); but FCC is not great offensively, and their #10, #9 and top winger are limited or out. Most of their offense has come through the middle, which will help us out.
They've been very good defensively but again, have key players either injured (RB +#6) or playing on short rest (CB). That can help us disrupt, create turnovers and counters.
Looks very like there's an opportunity to steal a goal here, maybe even two, against a side that is having troubles controlling the game. If we can press and create turnovers we can very likely get points and maybe a win.
Ugg. Not good with the depleted back four. Maybe the Timbers can outscore them 4-3? There is always something to keep the number of players unavailable near double figures.
It has come to my attention that our center backs are ssssssssssslllllllllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo