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  • April 14, 2013
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  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
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MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - San Jose Earthquakes

MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - San Jose Earthquakes

Thearon W. Henderson

Fresh off his first win in MLS, Timbers coach Caleb Porter faces San Jose, which has never beaten Portland.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Portland Timbers (4-3-3): Ricketts; Jewsbury, Jean-Baptiste, Silvestre, Harrington; Chara, Valeri, W. Johnson; Nagbe, R. Johnson, Wallace.

Injury Report:

OUT: Bright Dike (L ACL surgery), Brent Richards (L ACL surgery), Sal Zizzo (L medial meniscus tear)
San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Morrow, Bernardez, Harden, Gargan; Corrales, Baca, Cronin, Salinas; Wondolowski, Gordon.

Injury Report:

OUT: Mehdi Ballouchy (L torn ACL), Steven Beitashour (sports hernia repair), Tommy Muller (low back spasms)

QUESTIONABLE: Marvin Chavez (R MCL sprain), Nana Attakora (R groin strain), Steven Lenhart (R knee surgery)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Neither of these teams has beaten the other on the road. The Timbers have won two and drawn one in Portland, and San Jose has drawn both matches in California.
  • Chris Wondolowski has scored three goals in the past five games. In the 1-1 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps, Alan Gordon, making his first start of the year, assisted Wondo.
  • Portland's Johnsons have scored back-to-back doubles. Will Johnson hit two against the Colorado Rapids. A week later, former 'Quake Ryan Johnson scored twice on the Houston Dynamo.
  • The 2-0 win over Houston marked Caleb Porter's first win in MLS. The Timbers are now unbeaten in three games.
  • San Jose has never beaten Portland in MLS.

Last Five Matches

SJ Earthquakes

  • D
  • W
  • L
  • L
  • L

Head To Head

Portland Timbers

SJ Earthquakes

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
Draw
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
San Jose Earthquakes SJ Earthquakes
66%
17%
17%

Top 3 Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
2 - 0
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
Portland Timbers POR
2 - 1
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
Portland Timbers POR
2 - 2
San Jose Earthquakes SJE

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