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  • July 16, 2011
  • • 8:30 PM
  • • Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois
  • Referee: E. Bazakos
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MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Portland Timbers

MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - Portland Timbers

David Banks

Two teams mired on 18 points will meet in Bridgeview, Ill. this weekend, looking to move away from the bottom of the MLS table.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Johnson; Anibaba, Cuesta, Gibbs, Segares; Pappa, Pause, Husidic, Nyarko; Oduro, Nazarit.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Steven Kinney (R Achilles repair); MF Marko Maric (L deltoid sprain)

DOUBTFUL: MF Mike Banner (L Achilles tendinitis); DF Cory Gibbs (stomach virus)

Colorado Rapids (4-1-4-1): Perkins; Purdy, Danso, Goldthwaite, Wallace; Marcelin; Alhassan, Jewsbury, Chara, Nagbe; Perlaza.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Spencer Thompson (R knee)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Rodney Wallace (L knee); DF Jeremy Hall (groin soreness)

PROBABLE: DF Mamadou Danso (L shoulder); FW Bright Dike (R Achilles rupture); DF David Horst (L hip flexor); MF Adam Moffat (R ankle sprain); GK Troy Perkins (R hip soreness)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Both of these sides sit on just 18 points for the season. Portland won the only MLS meeting between the teams, claiming a 4-2 victory at JEN-WELD Field.

  • Earlier this week, Chicago beat the New York Red Bulls 4-0 in the U.S. Open Cup to advance to the semifinal round.
  • Portland has yet to win away in MLS thus far, posting a 0-5-2 record. Chicago, meanwhile, has only won once at home, drawing six consecutive times, an MLS record.
  • Following this match, Portland will return home to host West Bromwich Albion, which the San Jose Earthquakes defeated in a friendly this week.
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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Chicago Fire

Portland Timbers

Wins
0
3
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
Chicago Fire Chicago Fire
Draw
Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
30%
52%
18%

Top 3 Predictions

Chicago Fire FIR
1 - 1
Portland Timbers POR
Chicago Fire FIR
1 - 0
Portland Timbers POR
Chicago Fire FIR
1 - 2
Portland Timbers POR

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