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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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Portland Timbers

Houston Dynamo

Wins
1
2
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
Draw
Houston Dynamo HOU
Houston Dynamo Houston Dynamo
47%
15%
38%

Top 3 Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
2 - 1
Houston Dynamo HOU
Portland Timbers POR
1 - 3
Houston Dynamo HOU
Portland Timbers POR
1 - 2
Houston Dynamo HOU

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