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July 21, 2012 9:10 PM EDT
Toyota Stadium — Frisco, Texas
Referee:‬ S. Stoica‎
Attendance:‬ 11365‎
 
16′ (OG) H. Mosquera
 
 
47′ Jackson
 
69′ Scott Sealy
 
81′ Ruben Luna
 

MLS Preview: FC Dallas - Portland Timbers

Both teams enter this match ragged and coming off tough midweek losses, with the winner given the chance to move off the Western Conference basement.

By Zac Lee Rigg

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
FC Dallas (4-2-3-1): Hartman; Loyd, Hedges, Pertuz, Benitez; de Guzman, Jacobson; Jackson, Ferreira, Shea; Sealy.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Bobby Warshaw (R foot fracture); DF Ugo Ihemelu (concussion symptoms); DF Alex Lee (lower abdominal strain); DF George John (concussion symptoms); FW Blas Perez (R foot sprain)

PROBABLE: MF Ricardo Villar (R foot strain); MF David Ferreira (R foot surgery); MF Daniel Hernandez (R knee soreness); MF Jackson (R ankle sprain); DF Jair Benitez (R knee contusion)
Portland Timbers (4-2-3-1): Perkins; Kimura, Mosquera, Danso, Smith; Jewsbury, Chara; Alhassan, Nagbe, Alexander; Boyd.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Eric Brunner (concussion); DF Chris Taylor (R hip surgery); DF Rodney Wallace (R ankle sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • These teams are bottom of the Western Conference with 19 points each. Dallas has played two extra games.
  • FCD is also bottom in MLS in assists, with 11 this season. The team recorded 45 in 2011.
  • Portland has only scored one goal in the final 15 minutes of matches. Only Seattle Sounders FC have scored as few in the same time frame.
  • Brek Shea mouthed off to coach Schellas Hyndman as he was substituted in the 2-1 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes midweek. His status for this match is unknown. Jair Benitez, who has never scored an MLS goal, shanked a penalty kick in the fourth minute of stoppage time in that match.
  • Fabian Castillo is suspended for this match.


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Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
-Kevin HartmanGoalkeeper
5Jair BenítezDefender
11JacksonDefender
-H. PertúzDefender
17Zach LoydDefender
-C. RodríguezDefender
24Matt HedgesDefender
-Daniel HernándezMidfielder
4Andrew JacobsonMidfielder
-D. FerreiraMidfielder
19Scott SealyStriker
18Chris SeitzGoalkeeper
14George JohnDefender
10Ricardo VillarMidfielder
-Julian De GuzmanDefender
-B. LeyvaMidfielder
14James MarcelinMidfielder
-Ruben LunaStriker
1Troy PerkinsGoalkeeper
-Mike ChabalaDefender
27Kosuke KimuraDefender
-H. MosqueraDefender
98Mamadou DansoDefender
-F. Songo'oMidfielder
11Kalif AlhassanMidfielder
12Eric AlexanderMidfielder
21Diego Ferney CharáMidfielder
11Michael FucitoMidfielder
55Danny MwangaStriker
12Joe BendikGoalkeeper
18David HorstDefender
13Jack JewsburyDefender
5Lovel PalmerMidfielder
6Darlington NagbeStriker
9Kris BoydStriker
-Brent Anthony RichardsStriker
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