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  • May 15, 2012
  • • 8:40 PM
  • • BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
  • Referee: C. Penso
  • • Attendance: 22039
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MLS Preview: Houston Dynamo - Portland Timbers

Just three days after opening BBVA Compass Stadium with a win, the Dynamo are back in action against visiting Portland.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Hainault, Boswell, Cameron, Ashe; Carr, Moffatt, Carmargo, Davis; Bruin, Weaver.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Kofi Sarkodie (R foot sprain); GK Erich Marscheider (R shoulder sprain); FW Brian Ownby (L elbow dislocation)
Portland Timbers (4-4-2): Perkins; Jewsbury, Mosquera, Brunner, Chabala; Chara, Wallace, Palmer, Alexander; Boyd, Nagbe.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Steve Purdy (concussion);

QUESTIONABLE: MF Charles Renken (R ankle sprain);

PROBABLE: MF Kalif Alhassan (R knee sprain); DF Eric Brunner (L hip flexor strain); GK Jake Gleeson (R knee IT band tightness)

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Dynamo opened their brand-new stadium Saturday afternoon with a 1-0 win over D.C. United. Brad Davis scored the game's only goal.
  • Portland, meanwhile, comes into the game off 10 days of rest. Its last match was a 0-0 draw against Columbus last Saturday.
  • This is the only meeting between the two teams this season. Houston won both league meetings a year ago, a 2-1 win at Robertson Stadium and a 2-0 victory at JELD-WEN Field.
  • The Dynamo are tied for seventh place in the Eastern Conference with 11 points from seven games.
  • The Timbers are in ninth place in the Western Conference with eight points from nine games.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Houston Dynamo

Portland Timbers

Wins
2
2
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Houston Dynamo HOU
Houston Dynamo Houston Dynamo
Draw
Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
75%

Top 3 Predictions

Houston Dynamo HOU
2 - 0
Portland Timbers POR
Houston Dynamo HOU
3 - 1
Portland Timbers POR
Houston Dynamo HOU
0 - 1
Portland Timbers POR

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