LAFC vs Portland: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time & where to watch
Los Angeles FC will take on Portland Timbers in their first match of the MLS 2023 season on Saturday.
LAFC's derby against LA Galaxy was called off due to adverse weather, and Carlos Vela and co. will now hope to start the new season with a win against Portland.
The last time these two teams met was back in October 2022 during the MLS regular season. LAFC won that game 2-1 and is favourites to win their 2023 season opener as well.
GOAL brings you details on how to watch the game on TV and stream it worldwide.
LAFC vs Portland - date & kick-off time
|Game:||LAFC vs Portland|
|Date:||March 4, 2023|
|Kick-off:||3.30pm ET / 9.30pm GMT / 3am IST (March 5)|
How to watch LAFC vs Portland on TV and stream online
In United States and around the world, the MLS match between LAFC and Portland can be watched on Apple TV across the world.
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LAFC squad and team news
Los Angeles FC's only worry would be goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau who missed the entire pre-season due to injury. He will be unavailable for the season opener against Portland.
LAFC predicted lineup: McCarthy; Palacios, Murillo, Hollingshead, Chiellini; Acosta, Sanchez, Cifuentes; Vela, Bouanga, Opoku
|Goalkeepers:||McCarthy, Jakupovic, Romero|
|Defenders:||Palencia, Gaines, Fall, Maldonado, Murillo, Traore, Leone, Palacios, Segura, Hollingshead, Chiellini, Long|
|Midfielders:||Tillman, Crisostomo, Cifuentes, Duenas, Ginella, Sanchez, Acosta|
|Forwards:||Biuk, Bouanga, Vela, Ordaz, Opoku, Torres|
Portland squad and team news
Portland will miss the services of Felipe Mora, David Ayala and Dairon Asprilla who are all out of action due to knee injuries.
Aside from the trio, Tega Ikoba, Sebastian Blanco and Yimmi Chara are also major doubts for the game.
Portland predicted lineup: Bingham; Mosquera, Zuparic, McGraw, Rasmussen; Williamson, Chara; Moreno, Evander, Loria; Niezgoda
|Goalkeepers:||Sulte, Ivacic, Bingham|
|Defenders:||Miller, Mosquera, Rasmussen, Bravo, Bonilla, McGraw, Zuparic, Mabiala|
|Midfielders:||Evander, Moreno, Chara, Loria, Paredes, Williamson|
|Forwards:||Fogaca, Gutierrez, Niezgoda|