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  • July 2, 2011
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  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
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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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Available Squads
1Troy PerkinsGoalkeeper
98Mamadou DansoDefender
25Steve PurdyDefender
2Eric BrunnerDefender
13Jack JewsburyDefender
21Diego Ferney CharáMidfielder
11Kalif AlhassanMidfielder
22Rodney WallaceDefender
6Darlington NagbeStriker
-J. PerlazaStriker
10Eddie JohnsonStriker
24Adin BrownGoalkeeper
25Jeremy HallMidfielder
-Kevin GoldthwaiteDefender
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
11Salvatore ZizzoMidfielder
14James MarcelinMidfielder
33Kenny CooperStriker
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
7Chance MyersDefender
5Matt BeslerDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
5Michael HarringtonDefender
-Julio CésarMidfielder
-R. EspinozaMidfielder
8Graham ZusiStriker
-Miloš StojčevMidfielder
17C.J. SapongStriker
-O. BravoStriker
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
34Scott LorenzDefender
27Birahim DiopMidfielder
-Shavar ThomasDefender
32Luke SassanoMidfielder
10Teal BunburyStriker
-Kei KamaraStriker

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