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  • June 23, 2013
  • • 19:00
  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
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MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Colorado Rapids

MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Colorado Rapids

Doug Pensinger

Portland, riding a 14-game unbeaten streak, has only beaten Colorado once in six MLS meeting.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Portland Timbers (4-3-3): Ricketts; Miller, Jean-Baptiste, Kah, Harrington; Johnson, Valeri, Chara; Alhassan, Johnson, Nagbe.

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)
  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Colorado Rapids (4-2-3-1): Irwin; Wynne, Moor, Mera, Klute; Thomas, Sturgis; Brown, Rivero, Castrillon; Buddle.

Injury Report:

OUT: Diego Calderon (R knee surgery), Brenton Griffiths (R shoulder dislocation), Matt Pickens (L arm fracture)

QUESTIONABLE: Jaime Smith (R groin strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • In six all-time meetings between these teams, the Rapids have won four and drawn one.
  • That draw came earlier in the season, when a Will Johnson double helped overcome a Colorado two-goal lead. The match finished 2-2.
  • Portland hasn't lost in 14 MLS games. Caleb Porter set the record for an undefeated streak by a first-year head coach.
  • Nathan Sturgis scored one goal in his first eight MLS seasons and now has three this year.
  • The Timbers are tied for second in the Western Conference with 27 points. Colorado, on 20 points, is seventh.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Portland Timbers

Colorado Rapids

Wins
3
1
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
Draw
Colorado Rapids RAP
Colorado Rapids Colorado Rapids
79%

Top 3 Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
2 - 1
Colorado Rapids RAP
Portland Timbers POR
3 - 1
Colorado Rapids RAP
Portland Timbers POR
1 - 2
Colorado Rapids RAP

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