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  • August 31, 2012
  • • 10:50 PM
  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
  • Referee: J. Marrufo
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MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Colorado Rapids

The two worst teams in the West battle to avoid the dreaded wooden spoon when the Rapids visit Oregon.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Portland Timbers (4-2-3-1): Ricketts; Kimura, Mosquera, Horst, Smith; Palmer, Jewsbury; Zizzo, Nagbe, Songo'o; Dike.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Chris Taylor (R hip surgery)

PROBABLE: MF Kalif Alhassan (L patellar tendinitis); GK Jake Gleeson (R groin strain)
Colorado Rapids (4-5-1): Pickens; Freeman, Wynne, Moor, Zapata; Mullan, Nane, Rivero, Larentowicz, Castrillon; Cummings.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Anthony Wallace (L Achilles tear); MF Pablo Mastroeni (headaches); FW Edu (R foot contusion)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Kamani Hill (L quad strain)

PROBABLE: FW Omar Cummings (R ankle soreness)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Darlington Nagbe scored for the third consecutive game over the weekend, netting the opener against Vancouver. The goals are his first since scoring three in the opening four games of the season.
  • Portland is the only team in MLS which has yet to be awarded a penalty kick this season.
  • Colorado has conceded two goals or more in seven of its last nine league matches.
  • The Rapids have won all three meetings between the clubs, scoring seven goals and allowing only one.
  • Colorado's Matt Pickens has the second-highest number of saves of any MLS keeper, with 86.

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Available Squads
1Donovan RickettsGoalkeeper
18David HorstDefender
26Steven SmithDefender
27Kosuke KimuraDefender
-H. MosqueraDefender
11Salvatore ZizzoMidfielder
-F. Songo'oMidfielder
13Jack JewsburyDefender
21Diego Ferney CharáMidfielder
6Darlington NagbeStriker
7Bright DikeStriker
12Joe BendikGoalkeeper
98Mamadou DansoDefender
12Eric AlexanderMidfielder
11Michael FucitoMidfielder
9Kris BoydStriker
55Danny MwangaStriker
22Rodney WallaceDefender
-Matt PickensGoalkeeper
3Drew MoorDefender
2Tyson WahlDefender
22Marvell WynneDefender
-Tyrone MarshallDefender
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
-Martín RiveroMidfielder
11Brian MullanMidfielder
28Tony CascioMidfielder
20H. ThomasMidfielder
6Conor CaseyStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
-Scott PalgutaDefender
-Joseph NaneMidfielder
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
-J. CastrillónMidfielder
7Omar CummingsStriker
9Andre AkpanStriker

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