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MLS Preview: Real Salt Lake - Portland Timbers

MLS Preview: Real Salt Lake - Portland Timbers

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Only form and pride matter in this one, with Salt Lake already qualified and Portland already eliminated from playoff contention.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
D.C. United (4-4-2): Rimando; Russell, Borchers, Olave, Wingert; Williams, Alvarez, Morales, Gil; Saborio, Espindola.

INJURY REPORT

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.

INJURY REPORT

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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Real Salt Lake

Portland Timbers

Wins
2
2
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Real Salt Lake RSL
Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake
Draw
Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
60%
27%

Top 3 Predictions

Real Salt Lake RSL
2 - 0
Portland Timbers POR
Real Salt Lake RSL
2 - 1
Portland Timbers POR
Real Salt Lake RSL
1 - 1
Portland Timbers POR

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