SS vs PT Dream11 : Portland Timbers look to displace Seattle Sounders from fifth place when the two sides clash in the Western Conference today
With the land of Major League Soccer getting ready to enter its culminating stages, each and every encounter comes bearing with it immense ramifications. And perhaps there could be no better encounter to emphasise that narrative than today’s clash against Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders in the Western Conference, a fixture which could help the winner take massive strides in the points tally.
Currently place in seventh spot, for Portland Timbers, a win is of paramount importance owing not only due to their ascendancy due to the three points but the fact that they’ll end up jumping over Seattle Sounders with a win. With just three points separating the two outfits, a win for Portland Timbers would take them all the way into fourth place, seeing Seattle Sounders slump into sixth.
And with Seattle Sounders suffering a howler of a spree over the course of the last one month, one which sees them winless in their previous four clashes, Portland Timbers will be quietly confident of pulling off a win today. The side saw their two match winning spree be snapped the last time around after they were put down 2-0 by Atlanta United.
Elsewhere Seattle Sounders managed to emerge from a four goal thriller against LA Galaxy with a point after the clash ended 2-2, a result followed up by a 3-0 trashing they received by Real Salt Lake. The side have ended up dropping points at will, unravelling at a crucial juncture with their backline failing imbed the culture of excellence needed to curtail opposition attacks.
Probable Playing 11
- A left knee injury and a right shoulder injury rule out Marco Farfan and Attinella respectively from this clash for Portland Timbers.
- Will Bruin and Rodriguez will sit this one out for Seattle Sounders as they continue recovering from their injuries.
Clark (GK), Dielna, Cascante, Tuiloma, Villafana, Paredes, Chara, Ebobisse, Valeri, Blanco, Fernandez
S Frei (GK), Leerdam, K Kim, Torres, Tolo, Roldan, Svensson, Shipp, Lodeiro, Morris, Ruidiaz
Major League Soccer
Match: Portland Timbers Vs Seattle Sounders
Date And Time: 24th August, Saturday- 7:00am IST
Venue: Providence Park, Portland
SS vs PT Dream 11 Picks
Goal-Keeper for SS vs PT Dream11
With 79 saves to his name, Seattle Sounders’ Stefan Frei is our pick for this particular fixture. The shot stopper has been in pristine form for his side, helping save them for the embarrassment of some potentially extremely embarrassing score-lines and up against an onslaught today, expect him to register some good saves today as well.
Defenders for SS vs PT Dream11
With both these sides leaking goals at will recently, the likelihood of a cleansheet is negligible at best. Both the backlines are going to be dismissed with disdain in this clash, petered with attacks, making a cleansheet an extremely daunting task.
This sees us no only opt for the bare minimum of three picks from either side but also ring in all attacking minded players, names who are known to canter their way down the pitch and help contribute in their side’s attacking developments. This sees us select leftback Nouhou Tolo from Seattle Sounders while from Portland Timbers we have doled out both their fullbacks.
In Jorge Villafana and Zarek Valentin, the side have two specialist names, players who will not only be defensively important for the side but also regale us in attacking displays as they look to provide their wide players much needed support.
Midfielders for SS vs PT Dream11
His side’s top scorer with the 11 goals, Portland Timbers man, Diego Valeri is our first pick in this segment. He’s accompanied by Sebastian Blanco whose 10 assists have been pivotal in providing Valeri with pinch perfect service, traversing past opponents with effervescent ease to scale his passes and crosses to the frontline perfectly.
CDM Diego Chara comes in as well from the side while from Seattle Sounders we have gone ahead with their top assist provider with the 11 assists, CAM Nicolas Lodeiro.
Strikers for SS vs PT Dream11
Stinker Raul Ruidiaz is indulged in as well by us from the side while Portland Timbers are composed of a duo. With 10 goals, Brian Fernandez has been a quissential player for his outfit, holding fort for his side exquisitely up the field. Jeremy Ebobisse in leftwing accompanies him to wrap up our picks from the side for his encounter.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Fernandez is our captain for this one while Blanco is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.