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
|Portland Timbers (4-4-2): Perkins; Wallace, Brunner, Baptiste, Palmer; Alexander, Jewsbury, Chara, Alhassan; Boyd, Nagbe.
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.
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.
Top 3 Predictions
Portland Timbers 2-2 Real Salt Lake
- 15.79 %
Portland Timbers 1-3 Real Salt Lake
- 15.79 %
Portland Timbers 2-1 Real Salt Lake
- 15.79 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Nov 24, 2013||Portland Timbers 0 - Real Salt Lake 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Nov 10, 2013||Real Salt Lake 4 - Portland Timbers 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 19, 2013||Portland Timbers 0 - Real Salt Lake 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 30, 2013||Real Salt Lake 4 - Portland Timbers 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 21, 2013||Portland Timbers 3 - Real Salt Lake 3|
|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|
|14||Yordany Alvarez Oropeza||Midfielder|
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