Cincinnati vs Portland Timbers: Where to watch the match online, live stream, TV channels & kick-off time

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Here's where you can watch Cincinnati vs Portland Timbers in MLS on TV or stream live.

At TQL Stadium on Saturday, FC Cincinnati and Portland Timbers will square off on the ninth matchday of the 2023 Major League Soccer season.

The hosts enter the contest after suffering their first loss of the campaign last time out, while the visitors picked up their second victory of the year last weekend.

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In their quest for their first MLS Cup victory, FC Cincinnati has had a solid start to the new season. They are currently placed second in the Eastern Conference with 17 points after their first eight games.

They are in second place despite a humiliating loss to St. Louis City last time out. The Orange and Blue started the season with a seven-match unbeaten streak and five triumphs, partly due to a solid defensive record in which they only allowed four goals throughout that span.

However, they face a tricky opponent in the Portland Timbers, who are coming off a confidence-boosting victory against Seattle Sounders.

Giovanni Savarese's team began the MLS season with a victory over Sporting Kansas City at home, but that performance did not set the tone for what came next.

They went six games without recording another league triumph, earning just two points along the way from draws with LA Galaxy and Dallas after consecutive losses to Los Angeles FC, St. Louis City, and Atlanta United.

GOAL brings you everything you need to know about where to watch the game on TV and stream live online.

  1. Cincinnati vs Portland Timbers date & kick-off time

    Game:Cincinnati vs Portland Timbers
    Date:April 22, 2023
    Kick-off time:7:30 pm ET / 12:30 pm BST (Apr 23)
    Venue:TQL Stadium
  2. Where to watch Cincinnati vs Portland Timbers on TV & live stream online

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  3. Team news & squads

    Cincinnati team news and squad

    Cincinnati will have Alec Kann and Yuya Kubo unavailable but will have the rest of the squad up for selection.

    Cincinnati possible XI: Celentano; Hagglund, Miazga, Mosquera; Arias, Angulo, Moreno, Barreal; Santos; Vazquez, Ordonez

    GoalkeepersVermeer, Celentano
    DefendersHagglund, Miazga, Mosquera, Arias, Powell, Murphy, Gaddis
    MidfieldersMoreno, Nwobodo, Barreal, Acosta, Angulo
    ForwardsVazquez, Santos, Brenner, Ordonez, Badji

    Portland Timbers team news and squad

    For Portland Timbers, Cristhian Paredes, Tega Ikogba, Yimmi Chara and Felipe Mora will miss out through injury.

    Portland Timbers possible XI: Ivacic; Mosquera, Zuparic, McGraw, Bravo; Moreno, D. Chara, Ayala, Asprilla; Fogaca, Niezgoda

    GoalkeepersIvacic, Bingham
    DefendersBravo, Mosquera, Bonila, Zuparic, McGraw, Mabiala, Miller, Rasmussen
    MidfieldersMoreno, Asparilla, Blanco, D. Chara, Williamson