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  • October 14, 2011
  • • 10:37 PM
  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
  • Referee: B. Toledo
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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.

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Troy PerkinsGoalkeeper
-Mike ChabalaDefender
2Eric BrunnerDefender
98Mamadou DansoDefender
13Jack JewsburyDefender
21Diego Ferney CharáMidfielder
11Kalif AlhassanMidfielder
5Lovel PalmerMidfielder
11Salvatore ZizzoMidfielder
6Darlington NagbeStriker
33Kenny CooperStriker
90Jake GleesonGoalkeeper
18David HorstDefender
12Eric AlexanderMidfielder
14James MarcelinMidfielder
22Rodney WallaceDefender
7Bright DikeStriker
-J. PerlazaStriker
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
26Corey AsheDefender
-Andre HainaultDefender
32Bobby BoswellDefender
20Geoff CameronDefender
44Danny CruzMidfielder
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
11Brad DavisMidfielder
17Luiz CamargoMidfielder
3Calen CarrStriker
-Carlo CostlyStriker
24Tyler DericGoalkeeper
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
-Hunter FreemanDefender
27Jevaughn WatsonMidfielder
23Colin ClarkMidfielder
12Will BruinStriker
-Brian ChingStriker

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