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Tale of the Tape: D.C. United vs Portland Timbers

Five key notes ahead of United's matchup against the Portland Timbers

Tale of the Tape: Bill Hamid

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In boxing, the tale of the tape is the pre-fight measurements between the two combatants. In 2013, we're telling the tale of the tape between D.C. United and its foe of the week. 

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Kyle Porter Heating Up

Midfielder Kyle Porter notched his first MLS goal in United’s match against Sporting Kansas City on 5/19, with his family from Toronto in attendance. Porter also registered his first MLS assist in the previous match against FC Dallas on 5/11.

April Showers bring May Power

United’s Dwayne De Rosario leads all active players in goals (23) during the month of May.

Rough Road Totals

Since coming into the League in 2011, Portland has only managed a road record of 4-21-15, a .225 away winning percentage. In 2013, the team holds a 1-0-5 record on the road.

Drawn Out

Portland boasts a 4-1-7 record thus far in 2013. The Timbers’ seven ties is most in MLS, with the San Jose Earthquakes right behind Portland with six draws.

Hamid Trifecta

United goalkeeper Bill Hamid made his return to the Black-and-Red starting XI after sitting out the match against FC Dallas on 5/11. In United’s last match against Sporting Kansas City, Bill Hamid made five saves and conceded just one goal. The 22-year-old netminder was also named to the MLS Team of the Week (Week 12). This honor marks Hamid’s third individual award already this season, adding to his MLS Save of the Week (Week 1) and MLS Player of the Week (Week 3) awards.