Each Major League Soccer matchday in 2021, the KeyBank Scouting Report will give you a snapshot of the Portland Timbers’ next opponent. On Saturday, Portland hosts Sporting Kansas City with a 7:30pm PT kickoff on FOX 12 PLUS (TICKETS).
Apart from being the first Timbers match in over two weeks due to the FIFA international break, the match is also notable for the increase to 80 percent capacity at Providence Park. Read up on all the new stadium policies before coming to the match.
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Currently sitting in second place in the Western Conference, Sporting has played the most games in the conference so far (nine) and have made the most of it, going 5-2-2 including an undefeated presence at home (3-0-2).