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March 31, 2012 10:10 PM EDT
Providence Park — Portland, Oregon
Referee:‬ M. Geiger‎
Attendance:‬ 20438‎
 

MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Real Salt Lake

RSL returns to JELD-WEN Field, where its 18-match unbeaten run ended last season. Salt Lake has never beaten Portland in MLS play.

By Zac Lee Rigg


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Portland Timbers (4-4-2): Perkins; Wallace, Brunner, Baptiste, Palmer; Alexander, Jewsbury, Chara, Alhassan; Boyd, Nagbe.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Futty Danso (L foot fracture); FW Eddie Johnson (concussion); DF Hanyer Mosquera (concussion)

DOUBTFUL: DF David Horst (R hip surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Sal Zizzo (L ACL surgery); MF Kalif Alhassan (L groin strain)

PROBABLE: MF James Marcelin (L hamstring strain)
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Wingert, Schuler, Borchers, Beltran; Grabavoy, Beckerman, Morales, Velasquez; Espindola, Paulo Jr.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Cody Arnoux (L adductor strain)

PROBABLE: MF Will Johnson (R adductor strain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Real Salt Lake has never beaten Portland. Last year, in the Timbers' expansion season, RSL lost away and drew at home. That loss broke an 18-game unbeaten streak for Salt Lake.
  • Portland has conceded first in each of its three games in the 2012 season. A come-from-behind win at home led to a draw and a loss away. In that defeat, to the New England Revolution last week, the Timbers set an MLS club record with 17 fouls.
  • RSL has featured the same starting lineup in each of its three games, recording two wins and a surprise loss to Chivas USA last week.
  • That streak might end this week. Javier Morales and Alvaro Saborio played a half each against the Goats and could be ready for starts.
  • This week, Portland announced that it will host Valencia (May 23) and Aston Villa (July 24) at JELD-WEN Field for summer friendlies.


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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Nov 24, 2013 Portland Timbers 0 - Real Salt Lake 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Nov 10, 2013 Real Salt Lake 4 - Portland Timbers 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 19, 2013 Portland Timbers 0 - Real Salt Lake 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 30, 2013 Real Salt Lake 4 - Portland Timbers 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 21, 2013 Portland Timbers 3 - Real Salt Lake 3
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Troy PerkinsGoalkeeper
2Eric BrunnerDefender
16Andrew-Jean BaptisteDefender
13Jack JewsburyDefender
12Eric AlexanderMidfielder
21Diego Ferney CharáMidfielder
5Lovel PalmerMidfielder
6Darlington NagbeStriker
9Kris BoydStriker
9J. PerlazaStriker
22Rodney WallaceDefender
90Jake GleesonGoalkeeper
-Mike ChabalaDefender
25Steve PurdyDefender
-F. Songo'oMidfielder
14James MarcelinMidfielder
28Freedie BraunMidfielder
7Bright DikeStriker
18Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
2Tony Beltran Defender
4Jamison OlaveDefender
6Nat BorchersDefender
17Chris WingertDefender
5Kyle BeckermanMidfielder
11Javier MoralesMidfielder
20Ned GrabavoyMidfielder
21Luis GilMidfielder
23Paulo Jr.Striker
15A. SaboríoStriker
28Kyle ReynishGoalkeeper
28Chris SchulerDefender
4Will JohnsonStriker
-Yordany Alvarez OropezaMidfielder
22Jonathan SteeleMidfielder
21Terukazu TanakaDefender
9Fabian EspindolaStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Striker
Sporting KC
4 1