[FREE/StReAms] Portland vs Austin Live Free Broadcast On 17 September 2023
The Portland Timbers are out on the road to face Austin FC, jockeying for position on the edge of the MLS Western Conference playoff picture. The match kicks off on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET. Portland Timbers vs. Austin FC score updates, live stream, odds, time, tv channel, how to watch online (9/17/23)
Portland are red-hot having gone unbeaten in their last three matches (2-0-1). The fight for the final playoffs spots in the Western Conference is heating up as the Timbers take on Austin FC, a club that is right in the thick of the battle for the postseason with the Portland.
HOW TO WATCH
What: Portland Timbers face Austin FC in a 2023 MLS regular season matchup
When: 5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 17
Where: Q2 Stadium | Austin, TX
TV channel: FS1 (for Comcast/Xfinity customers, FS1 can be found at channel 408 or 723 for HD)
Austin FC met New England Revolution away from home in its last game and the teams drew, 2-2. The Austin FC side was outshot by four in the matchup, 16 to 12.
Without a win in six games in all competitions, Austin are set to entertain Portland Timbers at the Q2 Stadium for a MLS tie on Sunday.
While the Verde and Black currently occupy the 10th spot having snapped a five-game losing run with a 2-2 draw at New England, Portland got level on points (33) at 11th after a 2-0 victory over Los Angeles and will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to four games.
With Daniel Pereira suspended and Zan Kolmanic ruled out due to an ACL strain, Gyasi Zardes is doubtful on account of a calf problem.
Scorers at New England, Emiliano Rigoni and Alexander Ring will keep their place in the XI, while Brad Stuver became the first-ever to play 100 games at the club the last time out.
Meanwhile, Austin boss Josh Wolff would persist with Sebastian Driussi in attack.
Austin possible XI: Stuver; Lima, Cascante, Hedges, Lundqvist; Ring, Valencia, Finlay; Rigoni, Driussi, Gallagher.
David Ayala, Eryk Williamson, Diego Chara and Jaroslaw Niezgoda make up the injury list at the club, while Dario Zuparic is back from his ban.
David Bingham will look for his seventh clean sheet of the season, with the sixth in 13 games against LAFC last weekend. Members from the back four, Larrys Mabiala and Claudio Bravo, got on the scoresheet in the same game.
The likes of Dairon Asprilla, Evander, Yimmi Chara and Felipe Mora are likely to be involved going forward on Sunday.
Portland possible XI: Bingham; Miller, McGraw, Mabiala, Bravo; Paredes, Acosta; Asprilla, Evander, Y. Chara; Mora.
This is a significant showdown in the Western Conference, as it involves two teams currently situated outside the postseason qualification positions. A victory for either team could propel them into contention, while the other would, naturally, remain outside of the playoff race.
As it stands, both teams are level with 33 points, just one point behind FC Dallas, who currently occupy the coveted 9th place, which grants them entry into the postseason playoff. Consequently, securing a victory in this match could prove to be pivotal in their efforts to stave off elimination and stay in the postseason contention.