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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.

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Available Squads
1Troy PerkinsGoalkeeper
-Mike ChabalaDefender
2Eric BrunnerDefender
18David HorstDefender
21Diego Ferney CharáMidfielder
5Lovel PalmerMidfielder
11Kalif AlhassanMidfielder
11Salvatore ZizzoMidfielder
13Jack JewsburyDefender
10Eddie JohnsonStriker
6Darlington NagbeStriker
24Adin BrownGoalkeeper
98Mamadou DansoDefender
14James MarcelinMidfielder
-Brian UmonyStriker
22Rodney WallaceDefender
-J. PerlazaStriker
33Kenny CooperStriker
24Stefan FreiGoalkeeper
2Richard EckersleyDefender
2Ty HardenDefender
5Ashtone MorganDefender
6Andy IroDefender
-Julian De GuzmanDefender
6Tony TchaniMidfielder
22Torsten FringsMidfielder
10Danny KoevermansStriker
8Joao PlataStriker
-Ryan JohnsonDefender
-Nick SoolsmaStriker
-Milos KocicGoalkeeper
36Danleigh BormanDefender
15Doneil HenryDefender
-Terry DunfieldMidfielder
-Matt StinsonMidfielder
33Jesús RubioStriker
-Peri MarosevicStriker

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