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  • May 20, 2012
  • • 7:05 PM
  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
  • Referee: S. Petrescu
  • • Attendance: 20438
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MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Chicago Fire

Portland dominated this series last season, but currently props up the Western Conference and comes against a Fire team in form.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Portland Timbers (4-4-2): Perkins; Jewsbury, Brunner, Mosquera, Smith; Wallace, Chara, Palmer, Songo'o; Boyd, Nagbe.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Steve Purdy (concussion)

PROBABLE: MF Kalif Alhassan (R knee sprain); DF Eric Brunner (L hip flexor strain); GK Jake Gleeson (R knee IT band tightness)
Chiago Fire (4-4-2): Johnson; Segares, Anibaba, Berry, Gargan; Pappa, Pardo, Grazzini, Pause; Nyarko, Oduro.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Steven Kinney (R Achilles tendinitis); DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair); DF Arne Friedrich (R hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Chris Rolfe (L ankle sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • This begins a run of four games in nine days for the Timbers. This game is Chicago's third in 11 days.
  • Portland won both games against Chicago last season, including the opener for JELD-WEN Field.
  • The Fire, with 15 points from nine games, are fourth in the East. Portland props up the West with nine points from 10 games.
  • The Disciplinary Committee tabbed Mamadou Danso with a one-game ban for a late tackle on Calen Carr against the Houston Dynamo.
  • Portland has three shutouts in its last four games. Chicago has two wins and a draw in three games this month.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Portland Timbers

Chicago Fire

Wins
3
2
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
Draw
Chicago Fire FIR
Chicago Fire Chicago Fire
26%
26%
48%

Top 3 Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
8 - 8
Chicago Fire FIR
Portland Timbers POR
0 - 1
Chicago Fire FIR
Portland Timbers POR
0 - 2
Chicago Fire FIR

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