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  • May 18, 2013
  • • 7:00 PM
  • • BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia
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MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - Portland Timbers

MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - Portland Timbers

Jonathan Ferrey

A Cascadia Cup match is rarely a dull affair, and the winner of this game will jump out to an early lead in the standings.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-2-3-1): Cannon; Lee, O'Brien, Rusin, Rochat; Reo-Coker, Davidson; Teibert, Kobayashi, Sanvezzo; Mattocks.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Jay DeMerit (L torn Achilles tendon), Kenny Miller (R hamstring strain)
Portland Timbers (4-3-3): Ricketts; Jewsbury, Jean-Baptiste, Danso, Harrington; Valeri, Chara, Johnson; Nagbe, Johnson, Wallace.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Bright Dike (L ACL surgery), David Horst (R tibia plateau surgery), Brent Richards (L ACL surgery), Mikael Silvestre (L ruptured ACL)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Both of these clubs are part of the three-team Cascadia Cup (along with the Seattle Sounders). The winner will take the lead for the 2013 season.
  • Portland are the current holders of the trophy. Vancouver has gone the longest without a triumph, last lifting regional silverware in 2008.
  • Vancouver's 20-year-old Russell Teibert scored the first two goals of his career last week, in a 3-1 win over the LA Galaxy.
  • Portland's Diego Valeri is tied for the MLS lead in assists, with four.
  • Vancouver's Johnny Leveron will miss this game through suspension.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Whitecaps

Portland Timbers

Wins
1
2
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Whitecaps
Draw
Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
31%
31%
38%

Top 3 Predictions

Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
1 - 1
Portland Timbers POR
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
1 - 2
Portland Timbers POR
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
2 - 1
Portland Timbers POR

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