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  • May 8, 2013
  • • 9:00 PM
  • • Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
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MLS Preview: FC Dallas - Portland Timbers

MLS Preview: FC Dallas - Portland Timbers

Jared Wickerham

Two teams riding seven-game unbeaten runs meet in Texas, with Dallas topping the league in points.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
FC Dallas (4-2-3-1): Fernandez; Loyd, John, Hedges, Benitez; Jacobson, Michel; Castillo, Ferreira, Cooper; Perez.

Injury Report:

OUT: Ugo Ihemelu (concussion - IR), Peter Luccin (torn R ACL - IR)

QUESTIONABLE: Stephen Keel (L quad strain), Andrew Jacobson (R hamstring strain), George John (L knee strain)
Portland Timbers (4-3-3): Ricketts; Harrington, Danso, Baptiste, Jewsbury; W. Johnson, Valeri, Chara; Nagbe, R. Johnson, Wallace.

Injury Report:

OUT: Bright Dike (L ACL surgery), David Horst (R tibia plateau surgery), Brent Richards (L ACL surgery), Mikael Silvestre (L ruptured ACL)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Both these teams are riding seven-game unbeaten runs.
  • In five all-time meetings between these clubs, Dallas has won two and drawn two. FCD is unbeaten in the last four clashes with Portland.
  • Dallas leads the league with 20 points from nine games. Portland, tied for third in the West, has 14 points.
  • In last week's scoreless draw with the New England Revolution, Mikael Silvestre tore his ACL. He will likely miss the rest of the season.
  • Jackson suspended for this match.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Dallas

Portland Timbers

Wins
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3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

FC Dallas DAL
FC Dallas Dallas
Draw
Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
38%
33%
29%

Top 3 Predictions

FC Dallas DAL
8 - 0
Portland Timbers POR
FC Dallas DAL
1 - 1
Portland Timbers POR
FC Dallas DAL
8 - 8
Portland Timbers POR

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