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  • April 21, 2013
  • • 11:07 PM
  • • Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, California
  • Referee: Armando Villarreal
  • • Attendance: 10525
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MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - Portland Timbers

MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - Portland Timbers

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San Jose, fresh off a loss to Portland, hosts the Timbers back in California looking for a first-ever MLS win over Caleb Porter's side.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Gargan, Bernarndez, Harden, Morrow; Salinas, Baca, Cronin, Corrales; Lenhart, Wondolowski.

Injury Report:

OUT: Mehdi Ballouchy (L torn ACL), Jason Hernandez (R calf strain), Tommy Muller (low back spasms), Marcus Tracy (R knee effusion)

QUESTIONABLE: Nana Attakora (R groin strain), Steven Beitashour (sports hernia repair), Marvin Chavez (R MCL sprain), Shea Salinas (L knee bone bruise)
Portland Timbers (4-3-3): Ricketts; Jewsbury, Danso, Silvestre, Harrington; Chara, W. Johnson, Nagbe; Alhassan, R. Johnson, Wallace.

Injury Report:

OUT: Bright Dike (L ACL surgery), David Horst (R tibia plateau surgery), Brent Richards (L ACL surgery), Sal Zizzo (L medial meniscus tear)

QUESTIONABLE: Mikael Silvestre (adductor strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Portland beat San Jose 1-0 in Oregon last week to extend its unbeaten run to four matches.
  • Will Johnson scored the only goal of the game, his third strike in three games.
  • San Jose has now failed to score in three games out of seven this season. Last year the Supporters' Shield winner was blanked only twice in 34 regular season matches.
  • The away side has never won in this matchup.
  • Alan Gordon is suspended for this match, the first of a four-game stretch he will miss.

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%
62%

Top 3 Predictions

San Jose Earthquakes SJE
1 - 2
Portland Timbers POR
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
0 - 8
Portland Timbers POR
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
2 - 1
Portland Timbers POR

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