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  • April 12, 2014
  • • 10:30 PM
  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
  • Referee: B. Toledo
  • • Attendance: 20814
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MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Chivas USA

MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Chivas USA

Jaime Valdez

The underachieving Timbers will look to secure their first win of 2014 as they host a Chivas side that hasn't itself won since Week 1.

After the Portland Timbers earned the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference last year and bolstered their roster with the likes of Gaston Fernandez and Norberto Paparatto, few would have predicted the club would still be winless five games into 2014.

Yet the Timbers sit at 0-2-3 going into their match Saturday against Chivas USA (1-2-2) at Providence Park (10:30 p.m., MLS Live). Portland will be especially hungry for the full three points after surrendering a late two-goal lead and settling for a 4-4 draw against the rival Seattle Sounders last weekend.

Chivas, meanwhile, has not won since a season-opening triumph over Chicago, with a 3-0 defeat to the LA Galaxy the team's most recent setback.

While Portland is largely healthy aside from the long-term absence of Rodney Wallace (knee), Chivas could again be without center back Bobby Burling (shoulder/elbow) and midfielder Oswaldo Minda (hamstring).

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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
33%
67%

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Portland Timbers POR
1 - 2
CD Chivas USA CHI
Portland Timbers POR
2 - 0
CD Chivas USA CHI

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