MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Colorado Rapids
The two worst teams in the West battle to avoid the dreaded wooden spoon when the Rapids visit Oregon.
By Keith Hickey
|Portland Timbers (4-2-3-1): Ricketts; Kimura, Mosquera, Horst, Smith; Palmer, Jewsbury; Zizzo, Nagbe, Songo'o; Dike.
OUT: DF Chris Taylor (R hip surgery)
PROBABLE: MF Kalif Alhassan (L patellar tendinitis); GK Jake Gleeson (R groin strain)
|Colorado Rapids (4-5-1): Pickens; Freeman, Wynne, Moor, Zapata; Mullan, Nane, Rivero, Larentowicz, Castrillon; Cummings.
OUT: DF Anthony Wallace (L Achilles tear); MF Pablo Mastroeni (headaches); FW Edu (R foot contusion)
QUESTIONABLE: FW Kamani Hill (L quad strain)
PROBABLE: FW Omar Cummings (R ankle soreness)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Darlington Nagbe scored for the third consecutive game over the weekend, netting the opener against Vancouver. The goals are his first since scoring three in the opening four games of the season.
- Portland is the only team in MLS which has yet to be awarded a penalty kick this season.
- Colorado has conceded two goals or more in seven of its last nine league matches.
- The Rapids have won all three meetings between the clubs, scoring seven goals and allowing only one.
- Colorado's Matt Pickens has the second-highest number of saves of any MLS keeper, with 86.
Top 3 Predictions
Portland Timbers 1-1 Colorado Rapids
- 15.39 %
Portland Timbers 3-1 Colorado Rapids
- 15.39 %
Portland Timbers 2-1 Colorado Rapids
- 11.54 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 22, 2014||Colorado Rapids 2 - Portland Timbers 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 20, 2013||Portland Timbers 1 - Colorado Rapids 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jun 23, 2013||Portland Timbers 3 - Colorado Rapids 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 30, 2013||Colorado Rapids 2 - Portland Timbers 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 5, 2012||Colorado Rapids 3 - Portland Timbers 0|
|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|
|Mar 16, 2014||Portland Timbers 1 - Chicago Fire 1||MLS|
|21||Diego Ferney Chará||Midfielder|
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