RSL returns to JELD-WEN Field, where its 18-match unbeaten run ended last season. Salt Lake has never beaten Portland in MLS play.
|Portland Timbers (4-4-2): Perkins; Wallace, Brunner, Baptiste, Palmer; Alexander, Jewsbury, Chara, Alhassan; Boyd, Nagbe.
OUT: DF Futty Danso (L foot fracture); FW Eddie Johnson (concussion); DF Hanyer Mosquera (concussion)
DOUBTFUL: DF David Horst (R hip surgery)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Sal Zizzo (L ACL surgery); MF Kalif Alhassan (L groin strain)
PROBABLE: MF James Marcelin (L hamstring strain)
|Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Wingert, Schuler, Borchers, Beltran; Grabavoy, Beckerman, Morales, Velasquez; Espindola, Paulo Jr.
OUT: FW Cody Arnoux (L adductor strain)
PROBABLE: MF Will Johnson (R adductor strain)
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- Real Salt Lake has never beaten Portland. Last year, in the Timbers' expansion season, RSL lost away and drew at home. That loss broke an 18-game unbeaten streak for Salt Lake.
- Portland has conceded first in each of its three games in the 2012 season. A come-from-behind win at home led to a draw and a loss away. In that defeat, to the New England Revolution last week, the Timbers set an MLS club record with 17 fouls.
- RSL has featured the same starting lineup in each of its three games, recording two wins and a surprise loss to Chivas USA last week.
- That streak might end this week. Javier Morales and Alvaro Saborio played a half each against the Goats and could be ready for starts.
- This week, Portland announced that it will host Valencia (May 23) and Aston Villa (July 24) at JELD-WEN Field for summer friendlies.