Troy Perkins - "Portland is a whole new team"

Goalkeeper Troy Perkins is anxious to return to Portland to face off against his former Timbers teammates, this Saturday, at 10:30pm (ET).

With all the changes made since his departure, the Impact goalkeeper doesn’t recognize the team.

“There are so many new guys there, that it’s like a total different team,” said Perkins to Impact Media. “I’m going back to where I played, but I don’t know many of the guys left.”

Even if the supporter at JELD-WEN Field continues to be strong, Perkins explained that the Impact should be able to manage the game, especially after winning its first match last weekend in Seattle.

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“The Timbers will have great support from their fans,” he explained. “But, it should be a little easier to deal with after having already experienced that type of support once before, in Seattle, with an even larger crowd.”