New York City FC and Portland finished on top of their respective conferences in 2017, but the teams' 2018 campaigns have gotten off to very different starts.
The Blues are undefeated through five games and have a league-leading 17 points, four clear of second-place Atlanta United in the Eastern Conference.
Portland has won only once and is mired in 11th place in the Western Conference.
But the Timbers (1-3-2) have played only once at home and host NYCFC (5-0-2) on Sunday at Providence Park in Portland. >> Read more
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