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  • October 27, 2012
  • • 6:50 PM
  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
  • Referee: M. Geiger
  • • Attendance: 20438
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MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - San Jose Earthquakes

This is no end-of-season formality, as a key member of the Supporters' Shield winning side has a chance to make MLS history.

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

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Eric Brunner (R ankle surgery); DF Futty Danso (L lateral meniscectomy); DF Chris Taylor (R hip surgery)

DOUBTFUL: DF Ian Hogg (R ankle sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Kris Boyd (R adductor strain); DF Hanyer Mosquera (R IT band syndrome)
D.C. United (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Bernardez, Morrow, Corrales; Chavez, Cronin, Baca, Dawkins; Lenhart, Wondolowski.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Mehdi Ballouchy (L knee ACL tear); MF Jacob Hustedt (L ankle surgery); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Cesar Diaz Pizarro (R groin strain)

PROBABLE: FW Alan Gordon (R ankle sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • San Jose has already clinched the 2012 Supporters' Shield.
  • 'Quakes striker Chris Wondoloski is one goal short of tying the MLS record for goals in a season.
  • This is the third meeting for these two sides this year. The Timbers won 2-1 on July 3 at Jeld-Wen Field. Then Chris Wondolowski scored twice to pull the Earthquakes back into a 2-2 draw Sept. 22 at Buck Shaw Stadium.
  • The Timbers not only claimed the Cascadia Cup with their 1-0 win at Vancouver, they also avoided becoming the fifth team in MLS history to go an entire season without winning on the road.
  • For a second consecutive match, Marvín Chavez both scored a goal and added an assist, playing a part in both 'Quakes goals against LA on Sunday.

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Available Squads
1Donovan RickettsGoalkeeper
18David HorstDefender
26Steven SmithDefender
27Kosuke KimuraDefender
16Andrew-Jean BaptisteDefender
11Salvatore ZizzoMidfielder
12Eric AlexanderMidfielder
21Diego Ferney CharáMidfielder
6Darlington NagbeStriker
55Danny MwangaStriker
7Bright DikeStriker
12Joe BendikGoalkeeper
-Ryan KawulokDefender
11Kalif AlhassanMidfielder
11Michael FucitoMidfielder
-Brent Anthony RichardsStriker
22Rodney WallaceDefender
-Sebastián Rincón LucumíStriker
18Jon BuschGoalkeeper
2Justin MorrowDefender
21Jason HernandezDefender
5V. BernárdezDefender
33Steven BeitashourDefender
4Sam CroninMidfielder
-Rafael BacaMidfielder
18Marvin ChávezMidfielder
6Shea SalinasMidfielder
8Chris WondolowskiStriker
16Steven LenhartStriker
22Evan NewtonGoalkeeper
24Jed ZaynerDefender
3Ike OparaDefender
5Brad RingMidfielder
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
17Sam GarzaStriker
-C. PizarroStriker

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