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MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - New England Revolution

MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - New England Revolution

Jonathan Ferrey

The Revolution will be desperate for three points when they travel to Portland on Friday night.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Portland Timbers (4-4-2): Perkins; Palmer, Brunner, Horst, Chabala; Nagbe, Jewsbury, Chara, Zizzo; Cooper, Perlaza.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Adin Brown (concussion); DF Kevin Goldthwaite (L knee ACL rupture); DF David Horst (L groin strain); FW Eddie Johnson (concussion); FW Spencer Thompson (R knee);

PROBABLE: DF Mamadou Danso (R hamstring strain); GK Troy Perkins (R hip soreness)
New England Revolution (4-4-2): Reis; Alston, Cochrane, Soares, Barnes; Zerka, Joseph, Feilhaber, Tierney; Caraglio, Lekic.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Stephen McCarthy (L shoulder surgery); MF Sainey Nyassi (R knee MCL sprain); QUESTIONABLE: MF Pat Phelan (concussion);

PROBABLE: DF Kevin Alston (L hamstring irritation); DF Darrius Barnes (L quadriceps strain); MF Monsef Zerka (L quadriceps tightness)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • In its most recent match, Portland earned a scoreless draw on Saturday at the Philadelphia Union.

  • Shalrie Joseph and Rajko Lekic scored for the Revs in a 2-0 win against FC Dallas last weekend. The win snapped a seven-game winless streak.
  • The Timbers are 3-2-2 in their last seven games, keeping their playoff hopes alive, as they now only one point behind D.C. United for the final Wild Card berth.
  • The win against Dallas kept the Revs' faint postseason hopes alive. They are currently seven points back of the final postseason berth with six games remaining.
  • Portland is 8-4-2 at home this season, with the eight wins tying it for the second-most in Major League Soccer.
  • In these teams' only other meeting Stephen McCarthy and Jack Jewsbury scored first-half goals in a 1-1 draw on April 2 at Gillette Stadium.

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