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Portland Timbers at Houston Dynamo: How to watch, preview, match chat [5:30]


How the Timbers bounce back from their first dropped points in a month remains to be seen, but today’s match in Houston should be a stiff test for this reconstituted Timbers side and one that can serve as a measure of their ability to stand up to the stronger teams in the Western Conference.


Seven of Houston’s nine games have been decided by a goal or less, and the two others were a 4-1 win over the still winless Colorado Rapids and a 2-0 victory over Caleb Porter ’s struggling Columbus Crew SC .


Where and how much Fernandez will play in today’s match remains to be seen, but if the 24 year old Argentine can carry forward any part of the attacking prowess that made him such a threat in Mexico then the Timbers cannot get him on the field soon enough.


Previews Storylines : “If everything I’ve read is correct, we could see the Portland Timbers debut of Brian Fernandez.


And be sure to stop by the Rose City Forecast to make your predictions about today’s match.


Portland Timbers: 3-6-1, 10th place in the Western Conference, lost 2-1 at Vancouver Whitecaps






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