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MLS Preview: Chivas USA - Portland Timbers

MLS Preview: Chivas USA - Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers

Two Western Conference strugglers look to pick up valuable points at the Home Depot Center.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Chivas USA (4-4-2): Kennedy; Riley, McKenzie, Califf, Jazic; Zemanski, Cardozo, Gavin, Smith; Moreno, Angel.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Marvin Iraheta (L knee ACL), Oswaldo Minda (dislocated shoulder)

DOUBTFUL: FW Juan Agudelo (L knee)

PROBABLE: Raushawn McKenzie (L hamstring strain)
Portland Timbers (4-3-3): Perkins; Kimura, Danso, Mosquera, Smith; Chara, Jewsbury, Nagbe; Alexander, Alhassan, Boyd.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Eric Brunner (concussion); DF Chris Taylor (R hip surgery); DF Rodney Wallace (R ankle sprain)

PROBABLE: MF Franck Songo’o (R knee MCL sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Chivas USA has had a week to think about its last game: a 4-1 loss to Seattle Sounders FC in the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
  • Portland's coaching change did not pay immediate dividends Saturday, as the Timbers lost 5-3 to the Galaxy in interim manager Gavin Wilkinson's first game in charge.
  • Chivas got tough injury news Monday, when it was revealed midfielder Oswaldo Minda would be out indefinitely with a dislocated shoulder
  • The Timbers named Sean McAuley as an assistant coach Monday. McAuley joined the Timbers from Sheffield Wednesday FC, where he was a head coach in the club’s academy
  • Brent Richards, the Timbers’ first Homegrown Player, made his MLS debut against the Galaxy, coming on as a second-half sub.
  • Chivas USA has the fewest goals scored in MLS this season, with just 11 goals in 17 games.

 

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Chivas USA

Portland Timbers

Wins
0
2
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

CD Chivas USA CHI
CD Chivas USA Chivas USA
Draw
Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
48%
26%
26%

Top 3 Predictions

CD Chivas USA CHI
1 - 0
Portland Timbers POR
CD Chivas USA CHI
0 - 0
Portland Timbers POR
CD Chivas USA CHI
2 - 1
Portland Timbers POR

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