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  • July 30, 2011
  • • 11:10 PM
  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
  • Referee: K. Stott
  • • Attendance: 18627
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MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Toronto FC

MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Toronto FC

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Two of the league's worst teams meet at one of the league's best venues when Toronto visits Portland on Saturday.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Portland Timbers (4-5-1): Perkins; Chabala, Danso, Brunner, Wallace; Nagbe, Marcelin, Jewsbury, Chara, Alhassan; Perlaza.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Kevin Goldthwaite (L knee ACL rupture); FW Spencer Thompson (R knee)

PROBABLE: FW Bright Dike (R Achilles rupture); DF Jeremy Hall (groin soreness); GK Troy Perkins (R hip soreness)

Toronto FC (4-3-3): Frei; Morgan, Eckersley, Iro, Viator; de Guzman, Frings, Stinson; Johnson, Koevermans, Plata. 

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Elbekay Bouchiba (R knee surgery recovery); DF Adrian Cann (R knee surgery recovery); DF Dicoy Williams (R knee surgery recovery); MF Leandre Griffit (abdominal strain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Julian de Guzman (L knee swelling); MF Terry Dunfield (R adductor strain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Not only has Portland managed to avoid last place in MLS (that honor goes to fellow expansion side Vancouver), but the Timbers (21) also have three more points than Tronto (18).

  • Toronto ended its scoreless streak at 356 minutes in a 4-2 loss to Sporting Kansas City last week, an MLS record this season.
  • Danny Koevermans opened his MLS account in the match against Sporting.
  • Koevermans' fellow new Designated Player arrival, Torsten Frings, captained the side midweek in a 2-1 win over Real Estelí in the CONCACAF Champions League midweek. Joao Plata scored both goals.
  • A day earlier, Portland beat Independiente 2-0 in a friendly. Sal Zizzo and Brian Umony scored the goals, with David Horst returning from injury to captain the side.
  • Jack Jewsbury was the only representitive from either team at the MLS All-Star Game Wednesday. The midfielder has five goals and six assists this year.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Portland Timbers

Toronto

Wins
1
2
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
Draw
Toronto FC TOR
Toronto FC Toronto
80%

Top 3 Predictions

Portland Timbers POR
2 - 1
Toronto FC TOR
Portland Timbers POR
1 - 0
Toronto FC TOR
Portland Timbers POR
3 - 0
Toronto FC TOR

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