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Game: Portland Timbers vs Sporting KC

Date: Saturday, May 25, 2024

Location: Providence Park in Portland, OR

TV: MLS Season Pass

The Timbers (3-4-7) are hosting Sporting KC (2-5-6) at Providence Park on Saturday. The starting goaltenders are James Pantemis for Portland and Tim Melia for Kansas City.

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The Timbers are 20th in regard to xG with 17.1, and the xGA are coming in at 22.8. Portland has conceded 29 goals while conceding 2.07 goals per 90 minutes, and the other team have 72 SoT on them. The team’s goal differential is -3 because of 26 goals earned and also 29 goals conceded. They haven’t compiled a clean sheet over the course of the season. The Portland Timbers have a total of 44 saves and also have earned a save % of 61.1 this season. Portland has recorded 30 yellow card warnings this year and 2 red cards. This year, the club is sitting with an average of 0.93 pts/match (13 points) and also rank 3rd in the league with 21 assists.

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The Wizards hold an average of 0.85 pts per match while sitting with 15 assists. KC has a clean sheet percentage of 7.7% this year in addition to 29 yellow card cautions. Kansas City ranks 22nd when it comes to goals conceded having 24, and their goal differential is at -3. On the year, KC has a save % of 67.1 (70 SoT against), and they also are ranked 26th in soccer with 11 pts. This team’s goals against per 90 is currently at 1.85 with 44 saves, and they have 1 clean sheet. Sporting KC has accumulated 21 goals and the squad’s expected goals on the season is sitting at 14.1.

The man who is expected to protect the net for Portland is James Pantemis. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.55 (61 goals allowed) and his save percentage is 67.8. Pantemis (18-11-17 record during his soccer career) has tallied 9 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 19.6% shutout percentage. Pantemis has been on the pitch for 4,173 minutes and has earned 122 saves thus far in his career. The goalkeeper from Canada has had 180 shots attempted against him in 46 starting assignments.

Tim Melia will be looking after the net for Kansas City. He has given up 1.32 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 107-64-97. Melia has recorded 74 shutouts while defending 1,151 shots against him in 23,933 mins in his career. In his pro soccer career, Melia has conceded 352 goals and has 789 saves in 267 starts. He has earned a save % of 71.1 and his shutout rate is currently 27.7%.

Santiago Moreno is one footballer who can help decide the match for Portland. The forward born in Colombia has 19 goals in 8,268 mins played. Moreno has been a starter in 96 contests in his career and has 0.21 goals per 90 minutes. He has accounted for 24 assists while tallying 3 yellow card warnings thus far in his career.

Kansas City is being led onto the pitch by Daniel Salloi, who can change the course of a fixture. He has an average of 0.30 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 183 outings during his soccer career. The forward born in Hungary has played 16,577 minutes while scoring 55 goals. He has 2 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has helped on a goal 37 times.

Who will win tonight’s MLS game against the spread?

Guy Bruhn’s Pick: Take Kansas City

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