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  • September 15, 2012
  • • 3:45 PM
  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
  • Referee: R. Salazar
  • • Attendance: 20438
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MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Seattle Sounders

Portland's season is pretty much over, but it can still win the coveted Cascadia Cup and play spoiler to Seattle's Shield ambitions.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Portland Timbers (4-2-3-1): Ricketts; Kimura, Mosquera, Horst, Palmer; Chara, Jewsbury; Zizzo, Nagbe, Songo'o; Boyd.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Chris Taylor (R hip surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Mike Fucito (hip contusion); FW Danny Mwanga (L ankle sprain)

PROBABLE: MF Freddie Braun (abdominal strain); DF Andrew Jean-Baptiste (L hamstring strain)
Seattle Sounders (4-4-2): Gspurning; Johansson, Ianni, Hurtado, Gonzalez; Evans, Alonso, Tiffert, Zakuani; Montero, Johnson.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL tear); DF Andrew Duran (L knee ACL surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: GK Andrew Weber (R adductor strain); FW David Estrada (L foot fracture)

PROBABLE: MF Osvaldo Alonso (head injury); MF Andy Rose (rib fracture)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Timbers defender Steven Smith will miss this game through suspension.
  • With a win, Portland will secure pole position in the race for the 2012 Cascadia Cup. Seattle can even up the points and possibly go ahead on goal difference with a win.
  • Eddie Johnson’s brace against Chivas USA on Saturday brought his goals total to 13 for Seattle, setting a single-season franchise record in the process. Strike partner and previous record-holder Fredy Montero has 11 so far this season.
  • They've had good service. Sounders midfielder Mauro Rosales currently leads Major League Soccer with 13 assists.
  • Portland’s June 24 win was the first for the Timbers in three all-time meetings with Seattle in MLS. The rivalry between the cities in soccer began in 1975; overall, the clubs have met 77 times in official competitions, Seattle winning 40 times, Portland winning 28, and the clubs sharing nine draws.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Portland Timbers

Seattle Sounders

Wins
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Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
Draw
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Seattle Sounders FC Seattle Sounders
27%
64%

Top 3 Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
1 - 2
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Portland Timbers POR
3 - 2
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Portland Timbers POR
0 - 2
Seattle Sounders FC SOU

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