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  • April 7, 2012
  • • 10:37 PM
  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
  • Referee: C. Penso
  • • Attendance: 20438
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MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Chivas USA

Two former Rapids players meet as head coaches of Western Conference teams looking to turn around some poor early form.


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

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Futty Danso (L foot fracture); FW Eddie Johnson (concussion); MF James Marcelin (L hamstring strain); DF Hanyer Mosquera (concussion)

DOUBTFUL: DF David Horst (R hip surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Sal Zizzo (L ACL surgery); MF Kalif Alhassan (L groin strain)
Chivas USA (4-5-1): Kennedy; Riley, McKenzie, Pearce, Jazic; Smith, Minda, LaBrocca, Moreno, Courtois; Townsend.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Marvin Iraheta (L knee ACL)

DOUBTFUL: DF Michael Lahoud (R hamstring strain); FW Juan Pablo Angel (concussion symptoms)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Pete Vagenas (rib contusion)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • These teams split 1-0 home wins last season. Portland edges the meetings in all competitions, though, with a 2-0 victory in the 2001 U.S. Open Cup.
  • All four of Chivas USA's games this season have ended with a 1-0 scoreline. Oddly, the Goats have lost all their home matches but won their lone away game, against Real Salt Lake.
  • The Timbers have conceded first in each of their four MLS games in 2012 but rebounded to earn four points from those games.
  • In Portland's 3-2 loss to Real Salt Lake last week, Darlington Nagbe notched his first multi-goal game in MLS and Eric Alexander registered his first multi-assist performance.
  • Head coaches Robin Fraser and John Spencer were teammates at the Colorado Rapids from 2001-03.

Players to watch

K. Boyd

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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D. Kennedy

Position: Goalkeeper

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Portland Timbers

Chivas USA

Wins
3
2
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
Draw
CD Chivas USA CHI
CD Chivas USA Chivas USA
83%
17%

Top 3 Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
2 - 0
CD Chivas USA CHI
Portland Timbers POR
3 - 0
CD Chivas USA CHI
Portland Timbers POR
1 - 1
CD Chivas USA CHI

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