The latest installment of the Cascadia Cup sees Vancouver try to take advantage of Portland's poor form to record a first MLS win over the Timbers.
|Portland Timbers (4-2-3-1): Ricketts; Kimura, Mosquera, Horst, Smith; Palmer, Jewsbury; Zizzo, Nagbe, Songo'o; Dike.
OUT: DF Chris Taylor (R hip surgery)
PROBABLE: MF Kalif Alhassan (L patellar tendinitis); DF Kosuke Kimura (concussion/nose fracture)
|Vancouver Whitecaps (4-2-3-1): Cannon; YP Lee, DeMerit, O'Brien, Rochat; Davidson, Thorrington; Camilo, Robson, Mattocks; Miller.
OUT: FW Omar Salgado (R foot fracture)
PROBABLE: DF Jay DeMerit (concussion)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Vancouver is tied for the last playoff spot in the West. Portland is last in the West. The Timbers haven't won in eight games.
- Vancouver has never beaten Portland in Major League Soccer. The Timbers won both meetings last season, when both clubs were expansion sides.
- Darlington Nagbe has scored three of Vancouver's six away goals this year. The 22-year-old has five goals this year.
- The Whitecaps suffered consecutive shutout losses for the first time this season in the last two games. Vancouver has won two games out of the last nine.
- Diego Chara and Gershon Koffie are suspended for this game.