The Pacific Northwest derby resumes with Vancouver looking for its first MLS result against Portland.
|D.C. United (4-4-2): Perkins; Jewsbury, Mosquera, Brunner, Chabala; Zizzo, Chara, Palmer, Wallace; Boyd, Nagbe.
PROBABLE: DF Futty Danso (L hamstring strain); MF Jack Jewsbury (pelvic sprain)
|Vancouver Whitecaps (4-2-3-1): Cannon; Lee, Bonjour, DeMerit, Rochat; Davidson, Koffie; Salgado, Watson, Le Toux; Camilo.
OUT: GK Brian Sylvestre (R knee surgery); FW Atiba Harris (R knee pain)
- Portland took both meetings last season with its fellow expansion team by a one-goal margin.
- Eric Brunner became the first Timbers player to score in five games when he notched in a 2-1 win over Chicago. Sporting KC had conceded an own goal to Portland in that spell.
- Vancouver lost the midweek Canadian Championship final to Toronto, meaning TFC will represent Canada in the next CONCACAF Champions League.
- Vancouver is fourth in the Western Conference with 18 points from 11 games.
- Portland has 12 points from 11 games and is eighth (second from bottom) in the West.