By The Numbers: Sporting KC vs. Portland Timbers - June 24, 2014

A statistical look at Tuesday's U.S. Open Cup round of 16 match at Sporting Park

The first of two matches in four nights between Sporting Kansas City and the Portland Timbers comes Tuesday at Sporting Park. The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup fifth round contest will see the winner advance to the quarterfinals on July 8 or 9.

Tuesday is the fifth meeting all-time between Sporting KC and Portland. In MLS competition, the Timbers are currently on a three-game road winning streak, the longest of any team this season. Here's a closer look at how they match up in our By The Numbers preview:

Notable stats
From 2014 MLS matches unless otherwise noted

  • Sporting KC is 6-6-1 (1-0 in PK shootouts) all-time in the U.S. Open Cup round of 16 and 7-8-2 (2-0 in PK shootouts) against MLS teams in the competition
  • Portland is 11-8-1 all-time in the U.S. Open Cup (0-1 in PK shootouts)
  • C.J. Sapong's five U.S. Open Cup goals are tied for most in club history
  • Seth Sinovic and Jacob Peterson's two U.S. Open Cup assists are tied for fourth-most in club history
  • Sporting KC ranks first with 35 chances created from set plays
  • Sporting KC ranks first with 58.29 percent average possession
  • Dom Dwyer ranks first in goals (11), shots (55), shots on target (22) and multi-goal games (3)
  • Portland is tied for second with 28 goals scored, but their 27 goals allowed are third-most
  • No team has scored more goals in the opening 15 minutes (six) or final 15 minutes (10) of matches than Portland
  • Portland has hit the woodwork 12 times this season, at least four more than any other team
  • Portland ranks first with eight penalty kicks conceded
  • Portland ranks first with seven goals scored outside the box
  • Diego Valeri ranks first with eight assists and is tied for second with 44 chances created
  • Darlington Nagbe ranks first with 131 duels won and 44 fouls suffered
  • Diego Chara leads MLS with 63 tackles won and 44 fouls committed

Team Leaders (MLS Regular Season)

Sporting KC Stat Portland Timbers
Dom Dwyer 11 GOALS Gaston Fernandez 6
Maximiliano Urruti 6
Benny Feilhaber 4
Graham Zusi 4
ASSISTS Diego Valeri 8
Dom Dwyer 55 SHOTS Diego Valery 47
Dom Dwyer 22 SHOTS ON GOAL Diego Valeri 16
Benny Feilhaber 38 FOULS SUFFERED Darlington Nagbe 44
Dom Dwyer 31 FOULS COMMITTED Diego Chara 44
Eric Kronberg 0.93 GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE Donovan Ricketts 1.38
Eric Kronberg 6 WINS Donovan Ricketts 4
Eric Kronberg 6 SHUTOUTS Donovan Ricketts 1
Eric Kronberg 35 SAVES Donovan Ricketts 48

Team Stats (MLS Regular Season)

Sporting KC Stat Portland Timbers
6-5-4 (22 pts) RECORD 4-4-8 (20 pts)
3rd in East CONFERENCE POSITION 6th in West
21 GOALS 28
14 GOALS ALLOWED 27
17 ASSISTS 21
214 (75) SHOTS (ON GOAL) 225 (82)
216 FOULS COMMITTED 215
231 FOULS SUFFERED 258
27 CAUTIONS 23
4 EJECTIONS 3

All-time results (2-2-0)

Date Competition Result Location
7/2/2011 MLS Regular Season Sporting KC 2, Portland 1 Providence Park
8/17/2011 MLS Regular Season Sporting KC 3, Portland 1 Sporting Park
4/21/2012 MLS Regular Season Portland 1, Sporting KC 0 Providence Park
4/27/2013 MLS Regular Season Porland 3, Sporting KC 2 Sporting Park