MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - San Jose Earthquakes
Fresh off his first win in MLS, Timbers coach Caleb Porter faces San Jose, which has never beaten Portland.
By Zac Lee Rigg
|Portland Timbers (4-3-3): Ricketts; Jewsbury, Jean-Baptiste, Silvestre, Harrington; Chara, Valeri, W. Johnson; Nagbe, R. Johnson, Wallace.
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.
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.
Top 3 Predictions
Portland Timbers 2-1 San Jose Earthquakes
- 22.22 %
Portland Timbers 2-0 San Jose Earthquakes
- 22.22 %
Portland Timbers 3-1 San Jose Earthquakes
- 11.11 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 27, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 2 - Portland Timbers 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 21, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Portland Timbers 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 14, 2013||Portland Timbers 1 - San Jose Earthquakes 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 27, 2012||Portland Timbers 1 - San Jose Earthquakes 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 19, 2012||San Jose Earthquakes 2 - Portland Timbers 2|
|Nov 24, 2013||Portland Timbers 0 - Real Salt Lake 1||MLS|
|Nov 10, 2013||Real Salt Lake 4 - Portland Timbers 2||MLS|
|Nov 7, 2013||Portland Timbers 3 - Seattle Sounders FC 2||MLS|
|Nov 2, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Portland Timbers 2||MLS|
|Oct 26, 2013||Chivas USA 0 - Portland Timbers 5||MLS|
|21||Diego Ferney Chará||Midfielder|
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