Portland Timbers face Western Conference leaders Real Salt Lake in the MLS on Friday, just nine days after the sides drew 3-3.
Timbers, who currently sit in fourth, were denied a win at Jeld-Wen Field in the clash thanks to a last-minute Cole Grossman goal.
Following the draw against Jason Kreis' side, Timbers were then beaten 1-0 by Seattle Sounders on Sunday thanks to a second-half Eddie Johnson effort.
However, head coach Caleb Porter believes the performance against Seattle shows his Timbers team can recover and threaten the Western Conference's top side.
"We're a hard team. We’re a tough team. We’re not going to back down, and we’ve said that all year," Porter told the official MLS website after the defeat at CenturyLink Field.
"I think you say our mentality was very good and we were tough and in it."
Porter's side were up against a Sounders attack consisting of USA captain Clint Dempsey and Johnson, with Timbers defender Michael Harrington also taking heart from the defeat.
"I thought we were fantastic," he said.
"It’s one of the most talented, if not the most talented front lines in the league, and I don’t think they really had much at all."
Sigi Schmid will be hoping Dempsey and Johnson can help his Sounders side make it five MLS wins in six games when they face Columbus Crew.
Provided Timbers lose and Colorado Rapids are beaten by Sporting Kansas City, a Sounders win would move them up to third.
Second-place LA Galaxy will be mindful of Seattle and wary of a resurgent San Jose Earthquakes side who, despite sitting in eighth place, have won four of their last five MLS fixtures.
In the Eastern Conference, leaders Montreal Impact will hope top goalscorer Marco Di Vaio can continue his hot streak against Philadelphia Union, with the former Juventus and Valencia forward having hit four goals in the past two games.
The 37-year-old got a brace against Houston Dynamo in a 5-0 win last time out while John Hackworth's Union side were on the wrong end of a 5-1 scoreline against New England Revolution.
That win took the Revolution into the play-off spots and Jay Heaps' men will look to continue their ascent in the standings against Toronto.
Bottom side DC United will look to pick up just their fourth win of the season when they take on New York Red Bulls.
Sunday's first game sees Houston Dynamo travel to Toyota Park for their clash with Chicago Fire, with both sides still having hopes of reaching the Eastern Conference play-offs.
Houston are level on points with fifth-place New England while Frank Klopas' Fire side sit two points behind the final play-off place although both have a game in hand on the men from the Gillette Stadium.
The weekend's action concludes at BC Place as the Western Conference's bottom side Chivas USA take on Vancouver Whitecaps, having been buoyed by their surprise 3-2 win over New York on Sunday.
|21||L. Gil||9' 48'|
|8||J. Plata||15' 44'|
|Coach: J. Kreis|
for J. Plata 6'
for L. Gil 72'
|Campana makes Sampdoria switch|
|Leicester seal Ulloa deal|
|Morata sidelined for seven weeks with knee injury|
|Riviere on target in comfortable Newcastle win|
|Advocaat set for Serbia role|
|Wisdom joins West Brom on loan|
|Bundesliga to consider vanishing foam|
|Five-man shortlist for Ivory Coast|
|´Personal issues´ keep Gervinho away from Roma tour|
|Jedinak raring to go|
|Borini set for Liverpool stay, claims agent|
|Koeman: No bids for Lovren|
|Livermore: England hopes shouldn´t hinge on club side|
|MLS Preview: Tough tests for Conference leaders, Revolution still struggling|
|Mathieu not Barca material, says Marquez|
|West Brom claim unimpressive win in Sacramento|
|Neymar: Brazil behind Germany, Spain|
|Vietnamese police confirm match-fixing players|
|Lucescu blames Joorabchian for AWOL players|
|Robinho undecided on future|
|Rush: Still years left in Gerrard|
|Tiago re-signs with Atletico|
|Puyol against Spain overhaul|
|Agger considering his Liverpool future|
|Peruvian Primera Division Review: Juan Aurich bounce back, Melgar draw with Inti Gas|
|Bayern deny interest in Cuadrado|
|New signings on show in Hull double-header|
|Hooiveld strike sinks Swindon|
|Costa departs Valencia|
|Morata suffers knee injury in training|
|K.League Preview: Seoul, Sangju aim to close gap to sixth, Ulsan host Jeonbuk|
|Lewandowski off the mark on Bayern bow|
|Gerrard retirement will boost Liverpool - Carragher|
|World Cup bidding report due in September|
|Evra bids emotional farewell to United fans|
|J.League Preview: Ventforet Kofu look to escape drop zone, Sagan Tosu battle Kawasaki Frontale|
|Salah spared military service|
|Garcia would welcome Torres return|
|Livermore understands Ince decision|
|Cole happy to get away from English press|
|Evra seals Juve switch|
|Bayern stay was Kroos´ ´priority´|
|Scuffet: Udinese right place to continue developing|
|Gerrard retires from England duty|
|Ambitious Pochettino targets title|
|Aspas eager to put ´bad season´ behind him|
|Atletico Mineiro v Lanus: Visitors out to recover from first-leg loss|
|UEFA Europa League Preview: Sligo, Inter Baku out to finish shocks|
|Hughes expects Bojan decision soon|
|Cech on the mend - Holland|
|Pardew eager to honour crash victims|
|Prandelli hits back at critics|
|Negredo breaks metatarsal|
|Rooney eager to impress Van Gaal|
|Palacios´ Qatar move falls through|
|Wenger rules out striker signing|
|Six Shakhtar players refuse to return|
|Six Vietnamese footballers arrested for match fixing|
|Copa Libertadores Preview: Nacional Asuncion, San Lorenzo to host first legs|
|Mata hopeful of title|
|Napoli bullish about Scudetto chances|
|Colombian Primera A Review: Patriotas Boyaca, Deportes Tolima start with wins|
|Subotic thrilled to be back|
|Germain: Monaco can replace Rodriguez|
|Sullivan confident of Carroll improvement|
|Callejon staying put|
|DC United 3 Chivas USA 1: DC end Chivas´ winning run|
|Liga MX Review: Goalkeeping howler costs champions Leon, Monterrey move top|
|Chilean Primera Division Review: Huachipato, Santiago Wanderers opening-day winners|
|Brazilian Serie A Review: Internacional rout Flamengo, Cruzeiro win again|
|Prosinecki keen on South Korea job|
|Woodward promises new United signings|
|Chelsea´s Omeruo set for Middlesbrough return|
|Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying Review: Lesotho, Congo, Benin take first-leg leads|
|Ecuadorian Primera A Review: Deportivo Cuenco shock leaders Emelec, Independiente held|
|Rodriguez spotted in Madrid|
|Niang and Mastalli earn Milan win|
|Jutkiewicz at the double in Burnley rout|
|Crouch denies Gladbach victory|
|Hertha lead Biermann tributes|
|Vidic makes Inter bow in narrow victory|
|Rodriguez eager to leave Atletico|
|Thai Premier League Review: Buriram fail to close gap on Muang Thong, Chonburi gain ground|
|CSL Review: Guangzhou R&F take advantage as rivals Evergrande are held|
|Juventus and Lazio hold Astori talks|
|Lewandowski and Contento back in training|
|Sunderland target Borini joins Liverpool squad for US tour|
|K.League Review: Jeonbuk hammer Sangmu, Steelers march on|
|UEFA Champions League Preview: Buckley warns St Pat´s, Celtic primed to progress|
|Giaretta reveals Pereyra in demand|
|Kramer confirms Napoli talks|
|Nedved insists Juve key men going nowhere|
|Barton is a manager in the making - Redknapp|
|Monk unfazed from friendly setback|
|Holland: Lukaku not set to leave Chelsea|
|Debut nerves for Lambert|
|Woodward: Van Gaal will make United an attacking force|
|MLS Review: Sporting KC win again, Toronto held|
|Wenger: I´ll talk to Wilshere|
|Redknapp almost retired|
|Allardyce: Home form key for West Ham|
|Luis Enrique: ´We can´t draw conclusions yet´|
|Liverpool agree to sell Borini to Sunderland|
|Late Falque penalty spares Spurs blushes|
|Besler, Zusi agree Sporting KC contracts|