NYCFC goes into this game with an eight-game unbeaten streak dating back to October 20. NYCFC comprehensively dismantled Atlanta United 2-0 in the first round of the playoffs, then defeated the New England Revolution on penalty kicks. This past Sunday, NYCFC beat the Philadelphia Union 1-2 in a tough away game City played on short rest to win the Eastern Conference Final.
NYCFC and Portland didn't play this season, but the two teams have met a total of six times. Portland won five of those games, NYCFC just one. Portland has outscored NYCFC 10-3.
The oddsmakers slightly favor NYCFC to beat Portland.
Match: NYCFC at Portland Timbers
Date and Time: Saturday, December 11, 3:00 pm ET
Listen: NYCFC Radio: The game will be broadcast in both English and Spanish