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  • August 5, 2012
  • • 7:25 PM
  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
  • Referee: R. Salazar
  • • Attendance: 20438
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MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - FC Dallas

The two worst record in the West meet up in Portland, with the Timbers looking for a first win in eight matches.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Portland Timbers (4-5-1): Perkins; Kimura, Mosquera, Horst, Smith; Richards, Jewsbury, Chara, Nagbe, Songo'o; Boyd.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Chris Taylor (R hip surgery)

PROBABLE: DF Eric Brunner (R knee LCL sprain); DF Futty Danso (L knee tendinitis)
FC Dallas (4-4-2): Hartman; Loyd, Pertuz, John, Benitez; Castillo, Hernandez, Ferreira, Jacobson, Shea; Sealy.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Ugo Ihemelu (concussion symptoms); DF Alex Lee (lower abdominal strain); MF Jackson (concussion symptoms)

DOUBTFUL: FW Blas Perez (R foot sprain); MF Ricardo Villar (R foot strain)

PROBABLE: DF Matt Hedges (R hamstring strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • These teams prop up the Western Conference. Dallas, with 22 points, has played two more games than Portland, 19 points.
  • FCD has a .500 winning percentage (3-3-5) when scoring first, the worst in the league.
  • The Timbers haven't scored in three matches. Opposition teams have outscored them 7-0 in that time. The Timbers have lost seven MLS matches in a row.
  • Dallas took advantage of that miserable run, thrashing Portland 5-0 on July 21. Aside from that heavy win, Dallas has only won one other match since April 14.
  • Three Timbers players are a booking away from a suspension: Jack Jewsbury, Lovel Palmer and Franck Songo'o.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Portland Timbers

Dallas

Wins
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3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
Draw
FC Dallas DAL
FC Dallas Dallas
30%
60%

Top 3 Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
1 - 2
FC Dallas DAL
Portland Timbers POR
8 - 0
FC Dallas DAL
Portland Timbers POR
1 - 3
FC Dallas DAL

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