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  • April 21, 2013
  • • 11:07 PM
  • • Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, California
  • Referee: Armando Villarreal
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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.

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18Jon BuschGoalkeeper
-Ramiro CorralesDefender
2Justin MorrowDefender
4Nana AttakoraDefender
5V. BernárdezDefender
33Steven BeitashourDefender
4Sam CroninMidfielder
-Rafael BacaMidfielder
6Shea SalinasMidfielder
8Chris WondolowskiStriker
16Steven LenhartStriker
22Evan NewtonGoalkeeper
33Dan GarganDefender
17Sam GarzaStriker
18Marvin ChávezMidfielder
7Cordell CatoStriker
11Michael FucitoMidfielder
14Adam JahnStriker
1Donovan RickettsGoalkeeper
5Michael HarringtonDefender
18Mikael SilvestreDefender
98Mamadou DansoDefender
4Will JohnsonStriker
8Diego ValeriMidfielder
13Jack JewsburyDefender
21Diego Ferney CharáMidfielder
6Darlington NagbeStriker
22Rodney WallaceDefender
-Ryan JohnsonDefender
-Milos KocicGoalkeeper
-Ryan MillerDefender
16Andrew-Jean BaptisteDefender
11Kalif AlhassanMidfielder
14Ben ZemanskiMidfielder
39Frédéric PiquionneStriker
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