MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - San Jose Earthquakes
The never-say-die Earthquakes head to JELD-WEN Field on the back of another incredible comeback, this time against the LA Galaxy.
By Seth Vertelney
|Portland Timbers (4-4-2): Perkins; Jewsbury, Danso, Horst, Wallace; Zizzo, Songo'o, Chara, Nagbe; Fucito, Mwanga.||
OUT: DF Eric Brunner (concussion);
DOUBTFUL: MF Kalif Alhassan (L hamstring soreness)
|San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Bingham; Beitashour, Bernardez, Hernandez, Morrow; Chavez, Stephenson, Cronin, Baca; Lenhart, Wondolowski.||
OUT: MF Simon Dawkins (L shoulder sprain); MF Sam Garza (rib fracture); MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury);
DOUBTFUL: DF Ike Opara (L hip flexor strain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Portland remained winless on the road after a 3-0 loss at Colorado on Saturday night.
- First-placed San Jose recorded a memorable win in the California Clasico on Saturday, coming back from a 3-1 deficit to defeat the LA Galaxy 4-3.
- Portland sits in eighth place in the nine-team Western Conference, with just 16 points from 15 games.
- The Earthquakes lead MLS in goals scored after the 60th minute with 20. D.C. United is in second place with 13.
- Kris Boyd and Darlington Nagbe are the only Timbers players with more than one goal on the season. Nagbe has not scored since March 31.
- Chris Wondolowski leads MLS in scoring with 14 goals.
- San Jose has scored six goals in stoppage-time this season.
Top 3 Predictions
Portland Timbers 1-2 San Jose Earthquakes
- 22.73 %
Portland Timbers 0-2 San Jose Earthquakes
- 18.18 %
Portland Timbers 0-1 San Jose Earthquakes
- 9.09 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 27, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 2 - Portland Timbers 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 21, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Portland Timbers 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 14, 2013||Portland Timbers 1 - San Jose Earthquakes 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 27, 2012||Portland Timbers 1 - San Jose Earthquakes 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 19, 2012||San Jose Earthquakes 2 - Portland Timbers 2|
|Apr 19, 2014||Real Salt Lake 1 - Portland Timbers 0||MLS|
|Apr 12, 2014||Portland Timbers 1 - Chivas USA 1||MLS|
|Apr 5, 2014||Portland Timbers 4 - Seattle Sounders FC 4||MLS|
|Mar 29, 2014||FC Dallas 2 - Portland Timbers 1||MLS|
|Mar 22, 2014||Colorado Rapids 2 - Portland Timbers 0||MLS|
|San Jose Earthquakes|
|Apr 19, 2014||Colorado Rapids 0 - San Jose Earthquakes 0||MLS|
|Apr 13, 2014||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Columbus Crew 1||MLS|
|Mar 29, 2014||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - New England Revolution 2||MLS|
|Mar 22, 2014||Sporting Kansas City 1 - San Jose Earthquakes 0||MLS|
|Mar 19, 2014||Toluca 1 - San Jose Earthquakes 1||CCL|
|-||Brent Anthony Richards||Striker|
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