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  • March 31, 2012
  • • 10:10 PM
  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
  • Referee: M. Geiger
  • • Attendance: 20438
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MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Real Salt Lake

RSL returns to JELD-WEN Field, where its 18-match unbeaten run ended last season. Salt Lake has never beaten Portland in MLS play.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Portland Timbers (4-4-2): Perkins; Wallace, Brunner, Baptiste, Palmer; Alexander, Jewsbury, Chara, Alhassan; Boyd, Nagbe.

INJURY REPORT

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.

INJURY REPORT

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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Portland Timbers

Real Salt Lake

Wins
1
1
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
Draw
Real Salt Lake RSL
Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake
42%
26%
32%

Top 3 Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
2 - 2
Real Salt Lake RSL
Portland Timbers POR
1 - 3
Real Salt Lake RSL
Portland Timbers POR
2 - 1
Real Salt Lake RSL

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