Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo in Tucson Desert Friendlies

Gastón Fernández kicks from the corner against the Houston Dynamo in Tucson, Ariz., Wed, Feb 5, 2014 as part of their preseason training.

(Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian)

The Portland Timbers will play their first preseason game of the year tonight against Sporting Kansas City in Tucson, Arizona at 5 p.m.

Timbers coach Caleb Porter said that he plans to play two different groups of 11 players for 45 minutes each in the match. The game will give the Timbers a chance to size themselves up against a top MLS team as they prepare for their regular-season home opener on March 7.

You can watch the game live below and follow along as Timbers reporter Jamie Goldberg posts live updates and answers your questions in the comments section below.

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