Portland Timbers at Montreal Impact: Players to watch, TV channel, how to watch live stream onlineThe Oregonian — Jamie Goldberg The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.
May 18--What: The Portland Timbers (5-3-3, 18 points) will travel to face the Montreal Impact (2-4-4, 10 points) in an MLS regular season game.
When: Saturday, May 20 at 12 p.m. Pacific Time
Where: Stade Saputo in Montreal, Canada.
TV Channel: Root Sports (Comcast 34/734).
How to listen on the radio: 750 AM/102.9 FM The Game; Spanish radio: La GranD 1150 AM/93.5 FM.
Players to Watch
Diego Valeri, M: Valeri returned to the lineup last week against Atlanta United after missing two-straight games with a hip flexor injury. Valeri has been Portland's most important player since joining the club in 2013. The Timbers playmaker already has five goals and four assists in just nine starts this season.
David Guzman, M: Guzman recorded an assist to lead the Timbers to a 1-1 draw with Atlanta last week and came inches away from finding the game-winning goal in the match. Guzman has now recorded assists in three of the last four games. Guzman brings a gritty presence to the Timbers midfield. He is a key piece of Portland's defense and is also important in transition. He has shown that he can help to spark Portland's attack as well.
Vytas, D: Vytas had a strong defensive performance last week to help lead the Timbers to a 1-1 draw with Atlanta. Vytas brings consistency and experience to the back line and is also capable of getting forward and contributing in the attack. Vytas has one assist in five starts this season.
Ignacio Piatti, M: Piatti has been a critical piece of Montreal's lineup since joining the club in 2014. He scored an incredible 17 goals last season and leads Montreal with four goals in eight starts this year. Piatti is a dangerous and proven attacking player. He scored a goal against Portland last season to lead the Impact to a 1-1 draw with the Timbers.
Laurent Ciman, D: Ciman has proven to be one of the best defenders in MLS since joining the Impact in 2015. Ciman won MLS Defender of the Year, made the MLS Best XI and was named to the MLS All-Star team in his first season in Montreal in 2015. He once again earned a spot on the MLS All-Star team last season.
Dominic Oduro, F: Oduro is an experienced MLS player that had over 300 appearances over 12 seasons in the league. The speedy forward has been a key piece of Montreal's attack since joining the club in 2015. Oduro recorded six goals and six assists in 22 starts last season. He has one goal in nine starts this year.
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