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  • September 15, 2012
  • • 3:45 PM
  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
  • Referee: R. Salazar
  • • Attendance: 20438

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.

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


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.


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)
  • 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.


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Available Squads
1Donovan RickettsGoalkeeper
18David HorstDefender
27Kosuke KimuraDefender
-H. MosqueraDefender
11Salvatore ZizzoMidfielder
-F. Songo'oMidfielder
13Jack JewsburyDefender
21Diego Ferney CharáMidfielder
6Darlington NagbeStriker
7Bright DikeStriker
22Rodney WallaceDefender
12Joe BendikGoalkeeper
98Mamadou DansoDefender
11Kalif AlhassanMidfielder
12Eric AlexanderMidfielder
11Michael FucitoMidfielder
9Kris BoydStriker
55Danny MwangaStriker
81Michael GspurningGoalkeeper
5Adam JohanssonDefender
-L. GonzálezDefender
2Jeff ParkeDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
3Brad EvansMidfielder
6Osvaldo AlonsoMidfielder
7Eddie JohnsonStriker
7Steve ZakuaniMidfielder
5Andy RoseMidfielder
17Fredy MonteroStriker
29Josh FordGoalkeeper
6Patrick IanniDefender
4Marc BurchDefender
20Zach ScottDefender
7Mario MartínezMidfielder
12Alex CaskeyMidfielder
26S. OchoaStriker

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