Talking Timbers: Portland Heads to Houston
May 15, 2012, 10:09 am
The Portland Timbers take on the Houston Dynamo tonight in newly-opened BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo played their first game in the new digs Saturday, beating D.C. United 1-0. Assistant Coach Cameron Knowles joins the program to talk about their time off, where they're going as a team and where they've been after an 11 day break.
Although the Texas heat and humidity may be a factor for the Timbers, John Spencer's squad is well rested after 10 days off while the Dynamo are in the midst of a four-games-in-11-days stretch.
Portland is catching Houston for their only meeting in 2012 at a busy time on the schedule for the Dynamo. After playing their first seven matches away from Texas because of stadium construction on their new home park, Houston finally opened their new stadium on May 12 hosting D.C. United. The Dynamo host the Timbers in a midweek date, then Houston travels to New England for a match on May 19, putting three fixtures within a week.