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  • April 6, 2013
  • • 10:38 PM
  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
  • Referee: R. Salazar
  • • Attendance: 20674

Portland Timbers

  • R. Johnson 55', 73'
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MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Houston Dynamo

MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Houston Dynamo

Steve Dykes

Portland chases a first-ever win over Houston in MLS as well as a first-ever win under new coach Caleb Porter.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Portland Timbers (4-3-3): Ricketts; Zemanski, Jean-Baptiste, Silvestre, Harrington; Chara, W. Johnson, Jewsbury; R. Johnson, Piquionne, Valeri.

Injury Report:

OUT: Bright Dike (L ACL surgery), Brent Richards (L ACL surgery), Sal Zizzo (L medial meniscus tear)
Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Chabala, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; Boniek Garcia, Moffat, Clark, Davis; Bruin, Barnes.

Injury Report:

OUT: Calen Carr (L knee)

QUESTIONABLE: Kofi Sarkodie (Concussion)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Timbers have never beaten the Dynamo in MLS, posting two losses and a draw.
  • Portland came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with the Colorado Rapids last week. Will Johnson scored twice of the first time in his career. The Timbers have now drawn three of four games under Caleb Porter.
  • Johnson's second goal came from a penalty, which marked Portland's first spot kick since Oct. 22, 2011. The span between the two Timbers penalties, 37 games, is fifth-longest in MLS history.
  • With a 2-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes last weeks extended the Dynamo's unbeaten run in Houston to 34 matches, tying an MLS record set by Real Salt Lake.
  • Houston reached and lost the last two MLS Cup finals.

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Available Squads
1Donovan RickettsGoalkeeper
5Michael HarringtonDefender
18David HorstDefender
18Mikael SilvestreDefender
4Will JohnsonStriker
8Diego ValeriMidfielder
13Jack JewsburyDefender
21Diego Ferney CharáMidfielder
6Darlington NagbeStriker
22Rodney WallaceDefender
-Ryan JohnsonDefender
-Milos KocicGoalkeeper
-Ryan MillerDefender
16Andrew-Jean BaptisteDefender
11Kalif AlhassanMidfielder
14Ben ZemanskiMidfielder
39Frédéric PiquionneStriker
-A. ValenciaStriker
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
8Kofi SarkodieDefender
26Corey AsheDefender
32Bobby BoswellDefender
11Brad DavisMidfielder
13Ricardo ClarkMidfielder
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
20Andrew DriverMidfielder
23Giles BarnesMidfielder
23Cam WeaverStriker
24Tyler DericGoalkeeper
2Eric BrunnerDefender
-Warren CreavalleMidfielder
-Mike ChabalaDefender
17Luiz CamargoMidfielder
7Omar CummingsStriker
-Brian ChingStriker

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