PT Vs DAL Fantasy Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Dallas’ defensive resolve, will and valour looks to curb Portland’s free scoring attack.
The second highest top scoring side in the Western Conference of MLS 2020-21, Portland Timbers at the end of the day only had themselves to blame for not topping the zone. Failing to win their last two matches in the conference saw the club end up in third spot with goal difference costing them top spot.
It sees the side drawn against sixth placed Dallas in today’s playoff fixture. While Portland are touted by many as outright favourites to progress from the clash, Dallas’ defensive might and grit can easily see them make life extremely cumbersome for Portland come today.
Where Portland were marauding their way into the echelons of the conference by ripping teams into shreds, Dallas on the other hand managed to scram their way into the top 8 due to their responsible and disciplined backline. The club allowed nothing past it to see the team emerge as one of the most resolute and stringent backlines in the league.
PT Vs DAL Fantasy Probable Winner
This showdown will be determined by the matchup between Dallas’ defence and Portland’s attack. It will make for an intriguing battle, one we see Portland’s relentless attack winning.
Probable Playing 11
- Portland’s Sebastian, Jaroslaw and Julio are all going to be ruled out for the side owing to their injuries.
- Paxton’s injury sees him skip this contest for Dallas today.
Clark, Villafana, Tuiloma, Mabiala, Moreira, Paredes, Chara, Blanco, Valeri, Asprilla, Ebobisse
Jimmy Maurer, Reto Ziegler, Bryan Acosta, Callum Montgomery, Nkosi Burgess, Justin Che, Fabrice Picault, Andrés Ricaurte, Michael Barrios, Jesús Ferreira, Franco Jara
Match: Portland Timbers Vs Dallas Playoffs
Date And Time: 23rd November, Monday- 78:30am IST
Venue: Providence Park, Portland
Top Goal Scorer
- Valeri: 6 Goals, 7 Assists
- Jara: 7 Goals
Jimmy Maurer from Dallas will be inducted into our side as the shot stopper for this clash. The shot stopper has emerged as one of the most astute goal-keepers, a player who has refused to let anything see the light of his goal.
He finds company in the services of the tenacious Bryan Reynolds, a player who has done all the dirty work for the club to close out the ball and disrupt attacking plays. Portland on the other hand will see us rope in the imperious duo of Dario Zuparic and Jorge Villafana, two players who have worked the flanks to layup the ball for their counterparts.
Portland’s leading scorer in the league, Diego Valeri has yet again taken over charge of the side’s attacks. He’s scored on 7 occasions for the side, a player who can turn even this staunch Dallas defence white as a sheet.
Yimmi Chara who has the four goals and 7 assists will partner up with him for the forthcoming tie. The two will find company in the midfield pairing of Eryk Williamson and Diego Chara, two players who have recovered the ball by winning challenges to pull off quick attacking breaks for the club.
Andres Ricaurte will meanwhile will be our lone selection from Dallas for the outing.
Dallas’ top scorer with the 7 strikes to his name, Franco Jara will be the first player to grace the land of this docket for us. Accompanying him is Jesus Ferreira, a player whose ability to traverse his way past defences and work his way past tight spaces has made him an extremely tricky name to defend against.
Captain And Vice-Captain
The 7 goals and 6 assists Diego has to his name see him be our captain for the contest while Chara is the vice-captain.
Maurer, Villafana, Zuparic, Reynolds, Valeri, Chara, Yimmi, Williamson, Ricaurte, Jesus, Franco
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