Liam Ridgewell says there's no reason to not consider Portland Timbers favourites in MLS Cup after their road displays during the MLS Playoffs.
Portland Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese explains why MLS Cup hosts, Atlanta United, will be shouldering all the pressure on Saturday.
Portland Timbers captain Diego Valeri looks ahead to Saturday's MLS Cup showdown in Atlanta.
ATLANTA — Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell said that Saturday night's MLS Cup final is "something to look forward to, not to fear," and though he was referring to the game more generally, the same could be said of Portland's challenge in shutting down Atlanta's vaunted attack.
United most notably boasts single-season MLS goal-scoring record holder Josef Martinez and English Premier League target Miguel Almiron. But Ridgewell said the team is used to facing high-powered offenses and will be ready…