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  • July 14, 2012
  • • 11:20 PM
  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
  • Referee: B. Toledo
  • • Attendance: 20438
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MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - LA Galaxy

Gavin Wilkinson takes charge of his first game in MLS for the Timbers, having previously coached the USL edition of the team.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Portland Timbers (4-4-2): Perkins; Kimura, Danso, Mosquera, Smith; Alhassan, Jewsbury, Nagbe, Alexander; Boyd, Mwanga.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Chris Taylor (R hip surgery)

DOUBTFUL: DF Eric Brunner (concussion); MF Franck Songo’o (R knee MCL sprain); DF Rodney Wallace (R ankle sprain)
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Franklin, Gonzalez, DeLaGarza, Dunivant; Jimenez, Beckham, Sarvas, Donovan; Keane, Barrett.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Andrew Boyens (L sports hernia surgery); FW Edson Buddle (R knee surgery); MF Dan Keat (R knee surgery); DF Leonardo (R knee inflammation)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Omar Gonzalez (L knee surgery); MF Kyle Nakazawa (back spasms); FW Pat Noonan (R quad strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Portland (19 points, eighth place) could draw to within one point of the Galaxy (23 points, fifth) in the Western Conference with a win.
  • The Timbers fired coach John Spencer this week, naming general manager Gavin Wilkinson as interim boss.
  • Portland boasts a respectable 5-2-2 record at home. It's away, where the club hasn't won this season, that the problems came.
  • Robbie Keane scored twice on his 32nd birthday in a 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire last week. Landon Donovan assisted the first, his 99th in MLS.
  • Juninho and Diego Chara are suspended for this match. Lovel Palmer is one booking away from a suspension.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Portland Timbers

LA Galaxy

Wins
2
2
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
Draw
LA Galaxy GAL
LA Galaxy LA Galaxy
23%
15%
62%

Top 3 Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
0 - 2
LA Galaxy GAL
Portland Timbers POR
1 - 3
LA Galaxy GAL
Portland Timbers POR
2 - 1
LA Galaxy GAL

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