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May 25, 2013 7:00 PM EDT
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium — Washington, District of Columbia
Referee:‬ J. Rivero‎
Attendance:‬ 14131‎

MLS Preview: D.C. United - Portland Timbers

The Portland Timbers have the fewest losses in MLS this season, while D.C United has the most.

By Keith Hickey

Caleb Porter, Portland Timbers, MLS
Doug Pensinger
D.C. United (4-4-1-1): Hamid; Korb, White, Jakovic, Woolard; Porter, Kitchen, DeLeon, Kemp; De Rosario, Townsend.


OUT: Lewis Neal (pubic stress reaction), Marcelo Saragosa (R knee surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: Chris Pontius (L groin strain), Carlos Ruiz (L ankle sprain), John Thorrington (L medial collateral ligament strain)
Portland Timbers (4-3-3): Ricketts; Jewsbury, Jean-Baptiste, McKenzie, Harrington; Valeri, Chara, Johnson; Nagbe, Johnson, Wallace.


OUT: Bright Dike (L ACL surgery), David Horst (R tibia plateau surgery), Brent Richards (L ACL surgery), Mikael Silvestre (L ruptured ACL)
  • D.C. United has just five points this season and is last place in the league.

  • Portland has lost just one game in MLS this season, the fewest in MLS, and drawn seven, the league's most.
  • Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri has four assists this season, tying him for the league lead with five other players.
  • D.C. has scored just six goals in 2013, tied for the worst attack in Major League Soccer.
  • Portland defender Mamadou "Futty" Danso will miss this game through suspension.

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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-05-25 D.C. United 0 - Portland Timbers 2
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2012-09-29 Portland Timbers 1 - D.C. United 1
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2011-05-29 Portland Timbers 2 - D.C. United 3
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28Bill HamidGoalkeeper
26James RileyDefender
14Brandon McDonaldDefender
15Ethan WhiteDefender
22Chris KorbDefender
13Chris PontiusMidfielder
14Nick DeLeonMidfielder
23Perry KitchenMidfielder
-M. SánchezMidfielder
19Kyle PorterStriker
11C. RuízStriker
31Joe WillisGoalkeeper
24Daniel WoolardDefender
33Taylor KempDefender
14Dwayne De RosarioMidfielder
-Raphael AugustoMidfielder
17Conor ShanoskyMidfielder
-L. PajoyStriker
1Donovan RickettsGoalkeeper
5Michael HarringtonDefender
16Andrew-Jean BaptisteDefender
44Pa-Modou KahDefender
4Will JohnsonStriker
13Jack JewsburyDefender
21Diego Ferney CharáMidfielder
6Darlington NagbeStriker
-Ryan JohnsonDefender
9Frédéric PiquionneStriker
22Rodney WallaceDefender
-Milos KocicGoalkeeper
-Ryan MillerDefender
31Rauwshan McKenzieDefender
11Salvatore ZizzoMidfielder
11Kalif AlhassanMidfielder
14Ben ZemanskiMidfielder
20A. ValenciaStriker
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