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MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - Portland Timbers

MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - Portland Timbers

Steve Dykes

Portland got back to winning ways midweek. However, San Jose's winless streak has stretched to nine, a record since the club rejoined the league in 2008.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Ward, Burling, Attakora, Corrales; Wondolowski, Cronin, Stephenson, Peterson; Gordon, Sealy.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Andre Luiz (L knee injury); DF Ike Opara (L foot injury)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Steven Beitashour (R leg injury); FW Alan Gordon (R quadriceps strain); MF Simon Dawkins (R hamstring strain)

PROBABLE: DF Jason Hernandez (R calf strain)

Portland Timbers (4-4-2): Perkins; Palmer, Brunner, Horst, Chabala; Zizzo, Marcelin, Chara, Nagbe; Perlaza, Cooper.

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); MF Jack Jewsbury (hamstring strain); GK Troy Perkins (R hip soreness)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Earthquakes' winless run extended to nine games in a 2-0 home loss to D.C. United last weekend, their longest stretch without a victory since the club came back into MLS in 2008.
  • The Quakes have scored just four goals in that stretch, shut out in seven of those nine games.

  • Portland snapped a six-game home winless streak Wednesday by beating the LA Galaxy 3-0.
  • Captain Jack Jewsbury will likely miss out with a hamstring strain. Kenny Cooper took his place against LA, with the formation switching to a 4-4-2.
  • San Jose striker Steven Lenhart was granted an indefinite leave of absence to attend to family matters and will miss the match.
  • While the teams are meeting for the first time in league play, they played in the second round of U.S. Open Cup play-in matches. Ike Opara’s goal in the final minute of extra time gave the Earthquakes a 1-0 win May 3 at Jeld-Wen Field, the Timbers’ first loss to an MLS side at home.

Last Five Matches

SJ Earthquakes

  • D
  • W
  • L
  • L
  • L

Head To Head

SJ Earthquakes

Portland Timbers

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

San Jose Earthquakes SJE
San Jose Earthquakes SJ Earthquakes
Draw
Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
25%
25%
50%

Top 3 Predictions

San Jose Earthquakes SJE
0 - 2
Portland Timbers POR
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
1 - 2
Portland Timbers POR
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
2 - 1
Portland Timbers POR

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