Only form and pride matter in this one, with Salt Lake already qualified and Portland already eliminated from playoff contention.
|D.C. United (4-4-2): Rimando; Russell, Borchers, Olave, Wingert; Williams, Alvarez, Morales, Gil; Saborio, Espindola.||
OUT: MF Nelson González (R foot fracture)
DOUBTFUL: DF Tony Beltran (L adductor strain)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Will Johnson (R ankle sprain)
PROBABLE: FW Chris Agorsor (L hamstring strain); MF Ned Grabavoy (L adductor strain); GK Kyle Reynish (R ankle bone spur)
|Portland Timbers (4-4-2): Perkins; Palmer, Danso, Brunner, Wallace; Alexander, Chara, Jewsbury, Marcelin; Alhassan, Cooper.||
OUT: GK Adin Brown (concussion); DF Kevin Goldthwaite (L knee ACL rupture); FW Eddie Johnson (concussion); MF Darlington Nagbe (R knee); FW Spencer Thompson (R knee); MF Sal Zizzo (L knee strain)
PROBABLE: DF David Horst (L groin strain); GK Troy Perkins (R hip soreness); FW Jorge Perlaza (lower back soreness)
||DID YOU KNOW?|
New York's 1-0 win over Philadelphia officially eliminated Portland from postseason contention. Real Salt Lake had qualified previously.
- Real Salt Lake’s scoreless result with Colorado was their first draw since July 4; they had gone 8-8 in their previous 16 matches.
- Kyle Beckerman will serve his third and final match of a suspension for a headbutt against Daniel Paladini of the Chicago Fire.
- The Timbers saw a six-game home unbeaten streak end with their 2-0 loss to Houston. Their nine home victories this year are tied for third-best in MLS (behind the LA Galaxy’s 12 and Real Salt Lake’s 10).
- When the teams met for the first time, Kenny Cooper scored the only goal of the game to give the Timbers the victory, April 20 at Jeld-Wen Field.