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June 15, 2013 5:00 PM EDT
Providence Park — Portland, Oregon
Referee:‬ A. Villarreal‎
Attendance:‬ 20674‎
 
 

MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - FC Dallas

Two of the best teams in the West come together for the second time this year after their first meeting ended in a stalemate.

By Keith Hickey

Rodney Wallace, Portland Timbers, MLS
George Frey
  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Portland Timbers (4-3-3): Ricketts; Jewsbury, Jean-Baptiste, Kah, Harrington; Chara, Zemanski, Johnson; Valeri, Piquionne, Nagbe.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Bright Dike (ACL surgery), David Horst (R tibia plateau surgery), Brent Richards (L ACL surgery), Mikael Silvestre (ACL surgery)
FC Dallas (4-4-2): Fernandez; Loyd, John, Hedges, Benitez; Jackson, Michel, Ferreira, Benitez; Hassli, Castillo.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Ugo Ihemelu (concussion) - IR, Peter Luccin (torn R ACL) - IR

QUESTIONABLE: Kenny Cooper (concussion symptoms), Matt Hedges (R hamstring strain), Andrew Jacobson (R hamstring strain), Walker Zimmerman (L hamstring strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The last time these teams met at Jeld-Wen Field in August 2012, they were propping up the rest of the Western Conference. Now, Dallas is in first in the West and all of MLS, and Portland is third in the West, with two games in hand on second-placed Real Salt Lake.
  • Both of these teams advanced to the quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, shutting out their opponents. Dallas won the Texas derby against Houston 3-0, and Portland dispatched NASL outfit Tampa Bay Rowdies, 2-0.
  • Portland is currently on a 14-match unbeaten run in all competitions. The Timbers have lost just once this season, 2-1 to Montreal on March 9.
  • These teams already met once this season, playing to a 1-1 draw in Dallas on May 8.
  • Portland's 24 goals scored this season is tied for the best in Major League Soccer.


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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2014-03-29 FC Dallas 2 - Portland Timbers 1
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-08-17 Portland Timbers 2 - FC Dallas 1
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-06-15 Portland Timbers 1 - FC Dallas 0
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-05-08 FC Dallas 1 - Portland Timbers 1
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2012-08-05 Portland Timbers 1 - FC Dallas 1
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Donovan RickettsGoalkeeper
5Michael HarringtonDefender
44Pa-Modou KahDefender
98Mamadou DansoDefender
4Will JohnsonStriker
8Diego ValeriMidfielder
11Kalif AlhassanMidfielder
13Jack JewsburyDefender
21Diego Ferney CharáMidfielder
6Darlington NagbeStriker
9Frédéric PiquionneStriker
-Milos KocicGoalkeeper
-Ryan MillerDefender
16Andrew-Jean BaptisteDefender
14Ben ZemanskiMidfielder
17Michael NanchoffMidfielder
20A. ValenciaStriker
-Ryan JohnsonDefender
1R. FernándezGoalkeeper
5Jair BenítezDefender
11JacksonDefender
14George JohnDefender
17Zach LoydDefender
24Matt HedgesDefender
16MichelDefender
4Andrew JacobsonMidfielder
-D. FerreiraMidfielder
11Fabian Andrés CastilloStriker
29Eric HassliStriker
18Chris SeitzGoalkeeper
21London WoodberryDefender
22Stephen KeelDefender
25Walker ZimmermanDefender
16Bobby WarshawDefender
27Jevaughn WatsonMidfielder
Results
 
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E. Torres E. Torres
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Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
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6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
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4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
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4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
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4 1