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  • March 30, 2013
  • • 6:10 PM
  • • Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Denver, Colorado
  • Referee: Drew Fischer
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MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids - Portland Timbers

MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids - Portland Timbers

Doug Pensinger

These two Western conference teams meet with both still searching for a first victory of the season.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Colorado Rapids (4-3-3): Irwin; Mullan, Klute, O’Neill, Wynne; Powers, Thomas, Harris; Harbottle, Brown, Mwanga.

Injury Report:

OUT: Martin Rivero (R foot fracture) Jaime Castrillon (R knee surgery), Matt Pickens (L arm fracture), Anthony Wallace (L groin strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Edson Buddle (R knee soreness), Pablo Mastroeni (L hamstring strain)
Portland Timbers (4-3-3): Ricketts; Zemanski, Jean-Baptiste, Silvestre, Harrington; Chara, Jewsbury, W. Johnson; Valeri, R. Johnson, Nagbe.

Injury Report:

OUT: Bright Dike (L ACL surgery), Brent Richards (L ACL surgery), Sal Zizzo (L medial meniscus tear)

QUESTIONABLE: David Horst (L hip strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Both of these teams are still looking for their first wins of the 2013 MLS season.
  • Danny Mwanga, who was traded from Portland to Colorado in the offseason, may make his first appearance for his new club.
  • The last time these two sides met, the Rapids defeated the Timbers, 3-0, and avoided last place in the 2012 Western Conference.
  • Colorado's Drew Moor will miss this game due to suspension.
  • This is a rematch of Portland's first MLS match, against the Rapids in Denver two years ago.

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Available Squads
1Clinton IrwinGoalkeeper
15Chris KluteDefender
22Marvell WynneDefender
-Shane O'NeillDefender
2Nick LaBroccaMidfielder
8Dillon PowersMidfielder
11Brian MullanMidfielder
28Tony CascioMidfielder
20H. ThomasMidfielder
9Edson BuddleStriker
26Deshorn BrownStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
-Kory KindleDefender
23Atiba HarrisStriker
-Nathan SturgisDefender
28Davy ArmstrongMidfielder
13Kamani HillStriker
55Danny MwangaStriker
1Donovan RickettsGoalkeeper
5Michael HarringtonDefender
18David HorstDefender
16Andrew-Jean BaptisteDefender
4Will JohnsonStriker
13Jack JewsburyDefender
14Ben ZemanskiMidfielder
21Diego Ferney CharáMidfielder
8Diego ValeriMidfielder
6Darlington NagbeStriker
-Ryan JohnsonDefender
-Milos KocicGoalkeeper
-Ryan MillerDefender
-Dylan Tucker-GagnesDefender
11Kalif AlhassanMidfielder
39Frédéric PiquionneStriker
-A. ValenciaStriker
22Rodney WallaceDefender

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