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Played
August 17, 2013 11:00 PM EDT
Providence Park — Portland, Oregon
Referee:‬ A. Chapman‎
Attendance:‬ 20674‎
 
26′ Ryan Johnson
M. Diaz 28′
 

MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - FC Dallas

The Hoops travel to the Pacific Northwest with an opportunity to leapfrog the host side with a win

By Seth Vertelney

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

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Bright Dike (ACL surgery), David Horst (R tibia plateau surgery), Brent Richards (L ACL surgery), Mikael Silvestre (ACL surgery), Dylan Tucker-Gangnes (concussion), Futty Danso (L foot injury)

QUESTIONABLE: Diego Chara (turf toe)

FC Dallas (4-4-2): Fernandez; Loyd, John, Hedges, Acosta; Jackson, Erick, Jacobson, Castillo; Perez, Ferreira.

INJURY REPORT

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

QUESTIONABLE: Walker Zimmerman (R hamstring strain)

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • FC Dallas got a late equalizer from Blas Perez to ensure a 3-3 draw with the LA Galaxy on Sunday, despite Landon Donovan's hat trick
  • Portland had last weekend off, and the team's most recent match was a 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake in the U.S. Open Cup semifinal on Aug. 7.
  • This will be the fourth and final meeting of these teams this season. Portland has won two and drawn one, including a win in the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal.
  • FCD goalkeeper Raul Fernandez returns to the team after a man of the match performance in Peru's 0-0 friendly draw against South Korea.
  • FCD is in seventh place in the Western Conference, but is only two points behind fourth-placed Portland. The Timbers do have a game in hand.


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Available Squads
1Donovan RickettsGoalkeeper
5Michael HarringtonDefender
23Alvas PowellDefender
16Andrew-Jean BaptisteDefender
44Pa-Modou KahDefender
8Diego ValeriMidfielder
14Ben ZemanskiMidfielder
21Diego Ferney CharáMidfielder
6Darlington NagbeStriker
22Rodney WallaceDefender
-Ryan JohnsonDefender
-Milos KocicGoalkeeper
-Ryan MillerDefender
31Rauwshan McKenzieDefender
11Salvatore ZizzoMidfielder
11Kalif AlhassanMidfielder
13Jack JewsburyDefender
20A. ValenciaStriker
1R. FernándezGoalkeeper
11JacksonDefender
14George JohnDefender
24Matt HedgesDefender
16MichelDefender
-D. FerreiraMidfielder
10M. DiazMidfielder
23Kellyn AcostaMidfielder
-ErickMidfielder
7B. PérezStriker
11Fabian Andrés CastilloStriker
18Chris SeitzGoalkeeper
5Jair BenítezDefender
22Stephen KeelDefender
25Walker ZimmermanDefender
-Ramón NuñezMidfielder
27Jevaughn WatsonMidfielder
33Kenny CooperStriker
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