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  • July 2, 2011
  • • 11:07 PM
  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
  • Referee: H. Grajeda
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MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Sporting Kansas City

MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Sporting Kansas City

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Sporting Kansas City takes its hot streak to JELD-WEN Field to face reeling Portland.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Portland Timbers (4-4-2): Perkins; Purdy, Brunner, Danso, Wallace; Zizzo, Chara, Jewsbury, Alhassan; Cooper, Perlaza


INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Bright Dike (R Achilles rupture); DF David Horst (L hip flexor); MF Peter Lowry (L quadriceps strain); FW Spencer Thompson (R knee);

PROBABLE: DF Mamadou Danso (L shoulder); MF Jack Jewsbury (hamstring strain)

Sporting Kansas City (4-5-1): Nielsen; Sinovic, Besler, Collin, Myers; Cesar, Espinoza, Stojcev, Sapong, Bravo; Sapong.


INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Konrad Warzycha (R knee surgery); MF Craig Rocastle (R knee sprain); MF Davy Arnaud (R groin strain)


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Sporting Kansas City is now unbeaten in seven consecutive matches - a season high which has seen it jump to sixth in the Eastern Conference.

  • Porland midfielder Jack Jewsbury will play his first game against his former team; Jewsbury is having a career season with four goals and six assists. He leads the team in both categorties.
  • Sporting Kansas City has shutouts in four of its past six MLS matches and have allowed only two goals in its past six games.
  • After a 4-0 road loss at FC Dallas last weekend, Portland is now winless in five straight.
  • Sporting is now 4-2-2 against Western Conference teams this season.
  • After this match in Portland, Sporting KC will play 11 of its next 12 MLS matches at home at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park.

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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Portland Timbers

Sporting KC

Wins
2
0
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
Draw
Sporting Kansas City SKC
Sporting Kansas City Sporting KC
24%
35%
41%

Top 3 Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
1 - 1
Sporting Kansas City SKC
Portland Timbers POR
1 - 2
Sporting Kansas City SKC
Portland Timbers POR
2 - 1
Sporting Kansas City SKC

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