MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Seattle Sounders
Portland's season is pretty much over, but it can still win the coveted Cascadia Cup and play spoiler to Seattle's Shield ambitions.
By Keith Hickey
|Portland Timbers (4-2-3-1): Ricketts; Kimura, Mosquera, Horst, Palmer; Chara, Jewsbury; Zizzo, Nagbe, Songo'o; Boyd.
OUT: DF Chris Taylor (R hip surgery)
QUESTIONABLE: FW Mike Fucito (hip contusion); FW Danny Mwanga (L ankle sprain)
PROBABLE: MF Freddie Braun (abdominal strain); DF Andrew Jean-Baptiste (L hamstring strain)
|Seattle Sounders (4-4-2): Gspurning; Johansson, Ianni, Hurtado, Gonzalez; Evans, Alonso, Tiffert, Zakuani; Montero, Johnson.
OUT: FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL tear); DF Andrew Duran (L knee ACL surgery)
QUESTIONABLE: GK Andrew Weber (R adductor strain); FW David Estrada (L foot fracture)
PROBABLE: MF Osvaldo Alonso (head injury); MF Andy Rose (rib fracture)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Timbers defender Steven Smith will miss this game through suspension.
- With a win, Portland will secure pole position in the race for the 2012 Cascadia Cup. Seattle can even up the points and possibly go ahead on goal difference with a win.
- Eddie Johnson’s brace against Chivas USA on Saturday brought his goals total to 13 for Seattle, setting a single-season franchise record in the process. Strike partner and previous record-holder Fredy Montero has 11 so far this season.
- They've had good service. Sounders midfielder Mauro Rosales currently leads Major League Soccer with 13 assists.
- Portland’s June 24 win was the first for the Timbers in three all-time meetings with Seattle in MLS. The rivalry between the cities in soccer began in 1975; overall, the clubs have met 77 times in official competitions, Seattle winning 40 times, Portland winning 28, and the clubs sharing nine draws.
Top 3 Predictions
Portland Timbers 1-2 Seattle Sounders FC
- 27.27 %
Portland Timbers 3-2 Seattle Sounders FC
- 18.18 %
Portland Timbers 2-2 Seattle Sounders FC
- 9.09 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Nov 7, 2013||Portland Timbers 3 - Seattle Sounders FC 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Nov 2, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Portland Timbers 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 13, 2013||Portland Timbers 1 - Seattle Sounders FC 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 25, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Portland Timbers 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 16, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Portland Timbers 1|
|Nov 24, 2013||Portland Timbers 0 - Real Salt Lake 1||MLS|
|Nov 10, 2013||Real Salt Lake 4 - Portland Timbers 2||MLS|
|Nov 7, 2013||Portland Timbers 3 - Seattle Sounders FC 2||MLS|
|Nov 2, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Portland Timbers 2||MLS|
|Oct 26, 2013||Chivas USA 0 - Portland Timbers 5||MLS|
|21||Diego Ferney Chará||Midfielder|
|34||Jhon Kennedy Hurtado||Defender|
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Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed