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  • October 14, 2011
  • • 10:37 PM
  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
  • Referee: B. Toledo
  • • Attendance: 20323
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MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Houston Dynamo

MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Houston Dynamo

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Huge playoff implications are at stake when these teams meet at JELD-WEN Field, with Houston in 10th and Portland only three points behind.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Portland Timbers (4-4-2): Perkins; Palmer, Danso, Brunner, Chabala; Zizzo, Jewsbury, Chara, Nagbe; Cooper, Perlaza.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Adin Brown (concussion); DF Kevin Goldthwaite (L knee ACL rupture); FW Eddie Johnson (concussion); FW Spencer Thompson (R knee)

PROBABLE: DF David Horst (L groin strain); GK Troy Perkins (R hip soreness); FW Jorge Perlaza (lower back soreness)

Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Hainault, Cameron, Boswell, Ashe; Clark, Camargo, Moffat, Davis; Ching, Costly.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Cam Weaver (R hip)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Dynamo is currently occupying the tenth and final playoff spot in MLS, but Portland is just three points back and has a game in hand.

  • Portland spoiled Vancouver's opening game at BC Place in its last match, winning 1-0 on the strength of a Kenny Cooper goal.
  • Houston is currently in a four-match unbeaten streak and drew 1-1 at home with Chicago in its last match.
  • In the reverse fixture, the Dynamo defeated the Timbers 2-1 at Robertson Stadium in August.
  • Kenny Cooper has scored three goals in his last four games, and is now tied for the Portland team lead with seven.
  • If the Dynamo can win this match, then win at home next week against the LA Galaxy, it will guarantee a place in the MLS playoffs.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Portland Timbers

Houston Dynamo

Wins
3
1
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
Draw
Houston Dynamo HOU
Houston Dynamo Houston Dynamo
52%
37%

Top 3 Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
2 - 1
Houston Dynamo HOU
Portland Timbers POR
1 - 2
Houston Dynamo HOU
Portland Timbers POR
2 - 0
Houston Dynamo HOU

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