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  • May 3, 2014
  • • 10:30 PM
  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
  • Referee: R. Salazar
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MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - D.C. United

Will Johnson Portland Timbers MLS 04122014

Steve Dykes

Portland searches for its first win of the season against DCU, which is on a strong run of form.

After finishing atop the Western Conference last season, the Portland Timbers are shockingly still in search of their first win in 2014.

Caleb Porter's men were expected to be one of the league's best this season, but they are currently propping up the Western Conference table with a 0-3-5 record. Gaston Fernandez scored last weekend to give Portland a 1-1 draw against Houston.

D.C. United can be viewed as the polar opposite of the Timbers as Ben Olsen's squad is off to a surprisingly good start to the season. After winning just three times in 2013, DCU has matched its win total for all of last season after just seven games. Fabian Espindola's double led DCU to a 4-1 win against FC Dallas last Saturday night.

DCU is on a five-game unbeaten streak — four of which have come at home. With a 0-1-1 record away and facing a team desperate for a win, United's hot start will be given a huge test at Providence Park on Saturday night.

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