PORTLAND, Ore. – A midweek showdown between the New England Revolution and Portland Timbers could go a long way in determining the playoff fates for both sides.
New England (10-10-11, 41 pts.) enter Wednesday night’s match at Providence Park perched in the seventh and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, three points ahead of the eighth-place Chicago Fire and with a game in hand. Portland (13-13-5, 44 pts.), meanwhile, are currently below the postseason line based on goals scored, as they’re tied with the San Jose Earthquakes on points, wins, and goal differential for the West’s final spot.