Portland is very good at home, and both teams will feel a win will give them much needed breathing space in the playoff race. Can Philly shut down the Timbers' dynamic attacking trio of Valeri, Adi, and Nagbe?
Chelsea host Liverpool at Stamford Bridge this weekend in the feature match of the weekend's Premier League action. Antonio Conte's men suffered a minor hiccup away to Swansea last Sunday, returning from Wales with a single point.
A pair of strikes from the imperious Diego Costa rescued a draw for the Blues, but they and Gary Cahill in particular could be forgiven for feeling hard done by in the lead-up to the Swans' second.
Chelsea travel to Swansea this weekend to contest their first Sunday fixture of the 2016-17 Premier League campaign. The Blues have made an impressive start to life under Antonio Conte and boast three wins from as many games, though there is still room for improvement.
Swansea, in comparison, are still looking to shift into second gear despite snatching a 1-0 win over Burnley on the opening day of the campaign.
Chelsea welcome Premier League champions Leicester to Stamford Bridge on Sunday as they close the curtain on the 2015-16 campaign.
The Blues will likely finish in ninth position but could slip to tenth if they lose and Stoke manage to overcome West Ham in Staffordshire.
While the match itself will feel almost subordinate given the circumstances, the return of Claudio Ranieri and another farewell to Guus Hiddink should ensure our detestable season wraps up on a reasonably joyous note.
Chelsea face their second-furthest away trip of the season versus Sunderland at the Stadium of Light this Saturday.
As unlikely as it may seem, there's still a chance the Blues could qualify for Europe. Chelsea will play continental football next season if Manchester United and Liverpool clinch the FA Cup and Europa League title respectively, and Southampton lose their two remaining league fixtures.
The 103rd U.S. Open Cup will be decided Tuesday night in Frisco, Texas in a re-match of the 2007 U.S. Open Cup final. Although both teams are looking for their second U.S. Open Cup championships, the match means so much for very different reasons.