Portland dominated this series last season, but currently props up the Western Conference and comes against a Fire team in form.
|Portland Timbers (4-4-2): Perkins; Jewsbury, Brunner, Mosquera, Smith; Wallace, Chara, Palmer, Songo'o; Boyd, Nagbe.
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.
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.