With 2 MLS matches remaining before the conclusion of the 2016 season, Portland Timbers has a real chance of sealing a playoff spot as they are currently located at the 7th spot of the Western Conference with 41 points and if they are able to secure victories in their upcoming matches then there is a realistic chance of Caleb Porter and his men of getting in the playoff zone and the 41 year old manager is hoping that they can fulfill this task.
“We still have everything to play for. The mindset in this group, every single player, is that we’re going to pull this off. We still can accomplish everything that we set out to accomplish this season.” Portland Timber’s head coach Caleb Porter said.
Colorado Rapids and Vancouver Whitecaps are the final 2 opponents of Portland Timbers and just about everyone in the squad of Caleb Porter are aware of how important these upcoming matches are going to be as they might be the decisive factor in whether or not Portland is able to fulfill one of their initial objectives of the season which was to seal a playoff spot.
“Sunday is a must win for us. Everyone knows what’s at stake, the coaches, the players… Everyone is of the mind that we have to really go into the game believing that we can win.” This was a statement released by FanendoAdi of Portland Timbers as he stated just how important this approaching match will be.
The 26 year old shot-stopper of Portland Timbers, Jake Gleeson has also recently talked about the current situation of the club as he said: “It’s not where you want to be at this point in the season, but we’ve been here before. We’re a team that fights back with our backs against the wall.”
Expect to see Caleb Porter’s squad to go all out in their final matches as they are in need of victories in these upcoming matches against Colorado Rapids and Vancouver Whitecaps.