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  • August 25, 2012
  • • 10:30 PM
  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
  • Referee: D. Gantar
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MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Vancouver Whitecaps

MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - Vancouver Whitecaps

Steve Dykes

The latest installment of the Cascadia Cup sees Vancouver try to take advantage of Portland's poor form to record a first MLS win over the Timbers.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Portland Timbers (4-2-3-1): Ricketts; Kimura, Mosquera, Horst, Smith; Palmer, Jewsbury; Zizzo, Nagbe, Songo'o; Dike.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Chris Taylor (R hip surgery)

PROBABLE: MF Kalif Alhassan (L patellar tendinitis); DF Kosuke Kimura (concussion/nose fracture)
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-2-3-1): Cannon; YP Lee, DeMerit, O'Brien, Rochat; Davidson, Thorrington; Camilo, Robson, Mattocks; Miller.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Omar Salgado (R foot fracture)

PROBABLE: DF Jay DeMerit (concussion)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Vancouver is tied for the last playoff spot in the West. Portland is last in the West. The Timbers haven't won in eight games.
  • Vancouver has never beaten Portland in Major League Soccer. The Timbers won both meetings last season, when both clubs were expansion sides.
  • Darlington Nagbe has scored three of Vancouver's six away goals this year. The 22-year-old has five goals this year.
  • The Whitecaps suffered consecutive shutout losses for the first time this season in the last two games. Vancouver has won two games out of the last nine.
  • Diego Chara and Gershon Koffie are suspended for this game.

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Donovan RickettsGoalkeeper
18David HorstDefender
26Steven SmithDefender
27Kosuke KimuraDefender
-H. MosqueraDefender
11Salvatore ZizzoMidfielder
-F. Songo'oMidfielder
13Jack JewsburyDefender
12Eric AlexanderMidfielder
6Darlington NagbeStriker
7Bright DikeStriker
12Joe BendikGoalkeeper
98Mamadou DansoDefender
5Lovel PalmerMidfielder
11Michael FucitoMidfielder
9Kris BoydStriker
55Danny MwangaStriker
22Rodney WallaceDefender
-Joe CannonGoalkeeper
40Andy O'BrienDefender
4Alain RochatDefender
6Jay DeMeritDefender
12Young-Pyo LeeDefender
-Jun DavidsonMidfielder
11John ThorringtonMidfielder
13Barry RobsonMidfielder
-Dane RichardsStriker
37Camilo Da Silva SanvezzoStriker
9Kenny MillerStriker
18Brad KnightonGoalkeeper
2Jordan HarveyDefender
15Martin BonjourDefender
23Atiba HarrisStriker
29Matthew WatsonMidfielder
31Russell TeibertMidfielder
11Darren MattocksStriker
Players to Watch
Kris Boyd
Kris Boyd
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 9
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Barry Robson
Barry Robson
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 13
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
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