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  • April 7, 2012
  • • 22:37
  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
  • Referee: C. Penso
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MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Chivas USA

Two former Rapids players meet as head coaches of Western Conference teams looking to turn around some poor early form.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Portland Timbers (4-4-2): Perkins; Palmer, Baptiste, Brunner, Wallace; Nagbe, Chara, Jewsbury, Alexander; Boyd, Perlaza.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Futty Danso (L foot fracture); FW Eddie Johnson (concussion); MF James Marcelin (L hamstring strain); DF Hanyer Mosquera (concussion)

DOUBTFUL: DF David Horst (R hip surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Sal Zizzo (L ACL surgery); MF Kalif Alhassan (L groin strain)
Chivas USA (4-5-1): Kennedy; Riley, McKenzie, Pearce, Jazic; Smith, Minda, LaBrocca, Moreno, Courtois; Townsend.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Marvin Iraheta (L knee ACL)

DOUBTFUL: DF Michael Lahoud (R hamstring strain); FW Juan Pablo Angel (concussion symptoms)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Pete Vagenas (rib contusion)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • These teams split 1-0 home wins last season. Portland edges the meetings in all competitions, though, with a 2-0 victory in the 2001 U.S. Open Cup.
  • All four of Chivas USA's games this season have ended with a 1-0 scoreline. Oddly, the Goats have lost all their home matches but won their lone away game, against Real Salt Lake.
  • The Timbers have conceded first in each of their four MLS games in 2012 but rebounded to earn four points from those games.
  • In Portland's 3-2 loss to Real Salt Lake last week, Darlington Nagbe notched his first multi-goal game in MLS and Eric Alexander registered his first multi-assist performance.
  • Head coaches Robin Fraser and John Spencer were teammates at the Colorado Rapids from 2001-03.

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Available Squads
1Troy PerkinsGoalkeeper
2Eric BrunnerDefender
16Andrew-Jean BaptisteDefender
-F. Songo'oMidfielder
13Jack JewsburyDefender
12Eric AlexanderMidfielder
21Diego Ferney CharáMidfielder
5Lovel PalmerMidfielder
6Darlington NagbeStriker
9Kris BoydStriker
22Rodney WallaceDefender
90Jake GleesonGoalkeeper
-Mike ChabalaDefender
25Steve PurdyDefender
11Kalif AlhassanMidfielder
28Freedie BraunMidfielder
-J. PerlazaStriker
7Bright DikeStriker
1Dan KennedyGoalkeeper
44Heath PearceDefender
31Rauwshan McKenzieDefender
26James RileyDefender
6Ante JazicDefender
30O. MindaMidfielder
2Nick LaBroccaMidfielder
18Blair GavinMidfielder
14Ben ZemanskiMidfielder
15Alejandro MorenoStriker
-César RomeroStriker
28Tim MeliaGoalkeeper
-Scott GordonDefender
-John Alexander Valencia HinestrozaDefender
19Jorge VillafanaDefender
-Laurent CourtoisMidfielder
51M. BolañosMidfielder
-Ryan SmithMidfielder
-Casey TownsendStriker

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