The Quakes are giving JT Marcinkowski his first action of the season, and Jacob Akanyirige is making his MLS debut.
Here’s who the Timbers are starting for this game:
The San Jose Earthquakes have been looking for their first win since the local return to play, and they will have their latest chance with a scheduled clash Wednesday against the Portland Timbers at Earthquakes Stadium, in a game that was originally postponed due to a player strike protesting racial injustice and inequality in our society.
More recently, the Quakes are coming off a 0-0 draw against the LA Galaxy in the California Clasico Sunday, also at home. It was a bit of a bounce-back result, after a chastening defeat at the hands of the Seattle Sounders days earlier, but this game will be an important test to see if Matias Almeyda’s group can find some traction on the season.
The Timbers are coming off a loss themselves, a 4-2 defeat against LAFC in LA Sunday. The Timbers ultimately won the MLS is Back Tournament, but competition MVP Sebastian Blanco has a torn ACL and the team has won only one of their five games since the local return to play. Will they find some traction against the Quakes or will their hurt continue?
In a weird season like this we don’t really know what twist or turn will come ahead, but the Earthquakes are only four points out of a playoff spot at present, so a win here would honestly really revive the postseason hopes for this club. Can they do that? That’s the big question and it will be fascinating to watch.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Monday evening, San Jose are (+140) while LA are (+165). The odds of a draw are (+265), so the bookmaker thinks this is basically a toss-up, with the Quakes getting a tiny edge, likely due to home-field advantage.
How to Watch:
Wednesday’s match between the Quakes and Timbers will be televised nationally on FS1, which you can watch via FuboTV. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 6:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
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