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