MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Portland Timbers
Just three days after opening BBVA Compass Stadium with a win, the Dynamo are back in action against visiting Portland.
By Seth Vertelney
|Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Hainault, Boswell, Cameron, Ashe; Carr, Moffatt, Carmargo, Davis; Bruin, Weaver.
OUT: DF Kofi Sarkodie (R foot sprain); GK Erich Marscheider (R shoulder sprain); FW Brian Ownby (L elbow dislocation)
|Portland Timbers (4-4-2): Perkins; Jewsbury, Mosquera, Brunner, Chabala; Chara, Wallace, Palmer, Alexander; Boyd, Nagbe.||
OUT: DF Steve Purdy (concussion);
QUESTIONABLE: MF Charles Renken (R ankle sprain);
PROBABLE: MF Kalif Alhassan (R knee sprain); DF Eric Brunner (L hip flexor strain); GK Jake Gleeson (R knee IT band tightness)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- The Dynamo opened their brand-new stadium Saturday afternoon with a 1-0 win over D.C. United. Brad Davis scored the game's only goal.
- Portland, meanwhile, comes into the game off 10 days of rest. Its last match was a 0-0 draw against Columbus last Saturday.
- This is the only meeting between the two teams this season. Houston won both league meetings a year ago, a 2-1 win at Robertson Stadium and a 2-0 victory at JELD-WEN Field.
- The Dynamo are tied for seventh place in the Eastern Conference with 11 points from seven games.
- The Timbers are in ninth place in the Western Conference with eight points from nine games.
Top 3 Predictions
Houston Dynamo 2-0 Portland Timbers
- 28.57 %
Houston Dynamo 3-1 Portland Timbers
- 11.43 %
Houston Dynamo 2-1 Portland Timbers
- 11.43 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 6, 2013||Portland Timbers 2 - Houston Dynamo 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 15, 2012||Houston Dynamo 0 - Portland Timbers 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 14, 2011||Portland Timbers 0 - Houston Dynamo 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 14, 2011||Houston Dynamo 2 - Portland Timbers 1|
|May 18, 2013||Houston Dynamo 0 - New England Revolution 2||MLS|
|May 12, 2013||Houston Dynamo 0 - Sporting Kansas City 1||MLS|
|May 8, 2013||D.C. United 0 - Houston Dynamo 4||MLS|
|May 5, 2013||Los Angeles Galaxy 0 - Houston Dynamo 1||MLS|
|Apr 28, 2013||Houston Dynamo 1 - Colorado Rapids 1||MLS|
|33||Hanyer Luis Mosquera Córdoba||Defender|
|21||Diego Ferney Chará||Midfielder|
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