Timbers to meet Whitecaps in final regular-season matchup
The Portland soccer team has gone 9 games without a loss
The Portland Timbers will try to extend their streak of unbeaten games to nine when they play at the Vancouver Whitecaps at 7 p.m. Friday.
The Timbers (5-4-5, 20 points) have been idle since June 18, when they earned a 0-0 draw at Montreal.
Vancouver is 5-2-7, with 22 points. This will be the Whitecaps' final regular-season game against Portland. Vancouver is 1-0-2 against the Timbers this season.
Expansion team Miami is 4-3-5, with 17 points, and owns a 3-2 home win over the Timbers in a game played on May 12.
The Timbers have added two players to their roster -- forward-defender Jaime Ambriz and goalkeeper Martin Hutton.
Hutton, 24, is on loan from the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer. He joined the Dynamo this year after spending his first pro season with the Kansas City Wizards, also of MLS. While with Kansas City, Hutton made three appearances in the Reserve League, allowing four goals. He also made an appearance in the Reserve League this season for Houston, playing all 90 minutes and earning a shutout. He played for Clemson and St. Louis universities.
Ambriz, 27, played last season for Concordia Basel of the Swiss Challenger Division. He also spent time with FV Lyss and FC Winthertur in Switzerland, scoring a league-high 24 goals for Lyss during the 2002-2003 season. He played for Cal Santa Barbara from 1999-2001.