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  • August 24, 2011
  • • 11:07 PM
  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
  • Referee: E. Jurisevic
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MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Chivas USA

MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Chivas USA

Marc Piscotty

The Goats travel up the West coast to take on Portland in a midweek MLS encounter. Both these clubs will look to kick-start a late playoff charge.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Portland Timbers (4-4-2): Perkins; Palmer, Horst, Brunner, Chabala; Zizzo, Chara, Jewsbury, Alhassan; Cooper, Perlaza.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Kevin Goldthwaite (L knee ACL rupture); FW Eddie Johnson (concussion); FW Spencer Thompson (R knee)

QUESTIONABLE: GK Jake Gleeson (R elbow sprain)

PROBABLE: FW Bright Dike (L quad strain); MF Jack Jewsbury (hamstring strain); GK Troy Perkins (R hip soreness); DF Rodney Wallace (hamstring strain)
Chivas USA (4-4-2): Kennedy; Lahoud, Umana, Pearce, Jazic; Gavin, Elliott, LaBrocca, Flores; Angel, Moreno.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Justin Braun (abdominal strain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • With the playoff chase taking shape, both these sides have aspirations of nabbing the wildcard slots. Portland is three points back and Chivas USA sits just a point away.

  • These two teams have met exactly once before. Marcos Mondaini scored the game's only goal in that June encounter as the Goats won.
  • Portland beat fellow expansion side Vancouver this weekend, bolstering its impressive home record to 7-4-2. Later, 10,000 turned out for a Timbers reserve match.
  • This match represents the last of Chivas USA's five-game road swing. Afterward, six of its last eight matches will be in the Home Depot Center.
  • Juan Pablo Angel, acquired from the LA Galaxy, scored on his Chivas USA debut, helping the Goats to a 2-2 draw with the Colorado Rapids. New addition Laurent Courtois also scored his first goal for the club in that match.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Portland Timbers

Chivas USA

Wins
3
2
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
Draw
CD Chivas USA CHI
CD Chivas USA Chivas USA
45%
40%
15%

Top 3 Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
2 - 1
CD Chivas USA CHI
Portland Timbers POR
1 - 1
CD Chivas USA CHI
Portland Timbers POR
1 - 2
CD Chivas USA CHI

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