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  • April 27, 2013
  • • 20:30
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: H. Grajeda
  • • Attendance: 20186
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MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Portland Timbers

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Portland Timbers

Steve Dykes

Kansas City's recent five-game unbeaten streak came to an end last week, ahead of the match against the unbeaten-in-five Timbers.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Collin, Besler, Sinovic; Nagamura, Rosell, Feilhaber; Zusi, Bieler, Sapong.

Injury Report:

OUT: Teal Bunbury (L knee sprain), Jacob Peterson (R shoulder sprain) 
Portland Timbers (4-4-2): Ricketts; Jewsbury, Danso, Silvestre, Harrington; W. Johnson, Chara, Valeri; Nagbe, R. Johnson, Wallace.

Injury Report:

OUT: Bright Dike (L ACL surgery), David Horst (R tibia plateau surgery), Brent Richards (L ACL surgery)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Sporting Kansas City lost 2-0 to LA Galaxy last week, halting a five-game shutout streak and three-game winning run.
  • Kansas City's shutout streak ended at 545 minutes, the fifth-longest in MLS history.
  • Portland drew 1-1 with the San Jose Earthquakes last week to extend its unbeaten run to five games, tying a franchise record.
  • These teams met once last season, with the Timbers claiming a 1-0 win at home on April 21. SKC won the two meetings in 2011.
  • Sporting KC tops the Eastern Conference with 14 points from eight games. Portland has 10 points from seven, landing it fifth in the West.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Sporting KC

Portland Timbers

Wins
1
1
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
Sporting Kansas City Sporting KC
Draw
Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
29%
29%
42%

Top 3 Predictions

Sporting Kansas City SKC
2 - 1
Portland Timbers POR
Sporting Kansas City SKC
0 - 1
Portland Timbers POR
Sporting Kansas City SKC
1 - 1
Portland Timbers POR

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