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  • March 9, 2013
  • • 10:37 PM
  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
  • Referee: E. Jurisevic
  • • Attendance: 20674

Portland Timbers

  • R. Johnson 80'
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MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Montreal Impact

Two new MLS coaches square off in Portland, with Montreal on the hunt for another Cascadia scalp.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Portland Timbers (4-2-3-1): Ricketts; Harrington, Silvestre, Jean-Baptiste, Miller; Chara, W. Johnson; Nagbe, Valeri, Alhassan; R. Johnson.

Injury Report:

None reported.

Montreal Impact (4-5-1): Perkins; Brovsky, Ferrari, Nesta, Camara; Mapp, Felipe, Warner, Bernier, Arnaud; Di Vaio.

Injury Report:

OUT: Nelson Rivas (L knee surgery), Sinisa Ubiparipovic (R calf strain), Maxim Tissot (R shoulder separation)

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The first game of the season at JELD-WEN Field ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw with the New York Red Bulls, with Portland coming back from two goals down to draw.
  • Montreal opened its season with an impressive 1-0 win against Sounders FC in Seattle. Davy Arnaud scored the only goal.
  • In the only previous MLS meeting between these teams, the Impact claimed a 2-0 home win.
  • These teams met 15 times in the second division between 2001 and 2010. Portland won eight and drew three of those encounters.
  • Each team features a new coach. Caleb Porter joined Portland from Akron University. Montreal picked up Marco Schällibaum after a lengthy spell in Europe.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Portland Timbers

Montreal Impact

Wins
1
0
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
Draw
Montreal Impact MON
Montreal Impact Montreal Impact
43%
47%

Top 3 Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
1 - 2
Montreal Impact MON
Portland Timbers POR
2 - 1
Montreal Impact MON
Portland Timbers POR
2 - 0
Montreal Impact MON

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