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MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - Portland Timbers

MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - Portland Timbers

Steve Dykes

Both Portland and Philadelphia want wins to bolster their top seed credentials in their respective conferences.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): MacMath; Williams, Okugo, Parke, Fabinho; Le Toux, Carroll, Farfan, Cruz; McInerney, Casey.

INJURY REPORT

QUESTIONABLE: Conor Casey (illness), Kleberson (R quad strain), Michael Lahoud (sports hernia surgery)
Portland Timbers (4-3-3): Ricketts; Jewsbury, Jean-Baptiste, Danso, Harrington; Nagbe, Chara, Zemanski; Valeri, Johnson, Alhassan.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Bright Dike (ACL surgery), Jake Gleeson (concussion), David Horst (R tibia plateau surgery), Brent Richards (L ACL surgery), Mikael Silvestre (ACL surgery), Dylan Tucker-Gangnes (concussion)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • In three meetings, Portland has never lost to the Union, winning twice and sharing one draw.

  • Union leading scorer Jack McInerney returns to the Philadelphia squad following a stint with the U.S. national team in the group stage of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. He did not see any minutes.
  • Philadelphia's 32 goals scored ties the Union for the best offensive record in Major League Soccer, putting the Zolos on par with Real Salt Lake and the Vancouver Whitecaps.
  • Portland has lost just two games this season, the fewest in MLS.
  • In the only match between these two last season, the Timbers took an opening-day 3-1 win over the visiting Union on March 12. Kalif Alhassan had a goal and an assist.

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Available Squads
18Zac MacMathGoalkeeper
25Sheanon WilliamsDefender
28Ray GaddisDefender
2Jeff ParkeDefender
7Brian CarrollMidfielder
14Amobi OkugoMidfielder
26Michael FarfanMidfielder
44Danny CruzMidfielder
6Conor CaseyStriker
9Jack McInerneyStriker
11Sebastien Le TouxMidfielder
1Chris KonopkaGoalkeeper
33FabinhoDefender
-Matt KasselMidfielder
-KlebersonMidfielder
22Leo FernandesMidfielder
12Aaron WheelerStriker
29Antoine HoppenotStriker
1Donovan RickettsGoalkeeper
5Michael HarringtonDefender
16Andrew-Jean BaptisteDefender
44Pa-Modou KahDefender
4Will JohnsonStriker
8Diego ValeriMidfielder
13Jack JewsburyDefender
21Diego Ferney CharáMidfielder
6Darlington NagbeStriker
39Frédéric PiquionneStriker
-Ryan JohnsonDefender
-Milos KocicGoalkeeper
-Ryan MillerDefender
98Mamadou DansoDefender
11Salvatore ZizzoMidfielder
11Kalif AlhassanMidfielder
14Ben ZemanskiMidfielder
-A. ValenciaStriker

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