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.
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).