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July 16, 2011 8:30 PM EDT
Toyota Park — Bridgeview, Illinois
Referee:‬ E. Bazakos‎
Attendance:‬ 16419‎
Jack Jewsbury 25′ (PG)

MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Portland Timbers

Two teams mired on 18 points will meet in Bridgeview, Ill. this weekend, looking to move away from the bottom of the MLS table.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Frank Klopas, Chicago Fire, MLS
David Banks


Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Johnson; Anibaba, Cuesta, Gibbs, Segares; Pappa, Pause, Husidic, Nyarko; Oduro, Nazarit.


OUT: DF Steven Kinney (R Achilles repair); MF Marko Maric (L deltoid sprain)

DOUBTFUL: MF Mike Banner (L Achilles tendinitis); DF Cory Gibbs (stomach virus)

Colorado Rapids (4-1-4-1): Perkins; Purdy, Danso, Goldthwaite, Wallace; Marcelin; Alhassan, Jewsbury, Chara, Nagbe; Perlaza.


OUT: FW Spencer Thompson (R knee)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Rodney Wallace (L knee); DF Jeremy Hall (groin soreness)

PROBABLE: DF Mamadou Danso (L shoulder); FW Bright Dike (R Achilles rupture); DF David Horst (L hip flexor); MF Adam Moffat (R ankle sprain); GK Troy Perkins (R hip soreness)

  • Both of these sides sit on just 18 points for the season. Portland won the only MLS meeting between the teams, claiming a 4-2 victory at JEN-WELD Field.

  • Earlier this week, Chicago beat the New York Red Bulls 4-0 in the U.S. Open Cup to advance to the semifinal round.
  • Portland has yet to win away in MLS thus far, posting a 0-5-2 record. Chicago, meanwhile, has only won once at home, drawing six consecutive times, an MLS record.
  • Following this match, Portland will return home to host West Bromwich Albion, which the San Jose Earthquakes defeated in a friendly this week.
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