MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - San Jose Earthquakes

Zac Lee Rigg
MLS Preview: Portland Timbers - San Jose Earthquakes



Portland Timbers (4-3-3): Ricketts; Jewsbury, Jean-Baptiste, Silvestre, Harrington; Chara, Valeri, W. Johnson; Nagbe, R. Johnson, Wallace.

Injury Report:

OUT: Bright Dike (L ACL surgery), Brent Richards (L ACL surgery), Sal Zizzo (L medial meniscus tear)

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

Injury Report:

OUT: Mehdi Ballouchy (L torn ACL), Steven Beitashour (sports hernia repair), Tommy Muller (low back spasms)

QUESTIONABLE: Marvin Chavez (R MCL sprain), Nana Attakora (R groin strain), Steven Lenhart (R knee surgery)



  • Neither of these teams has beaten the other on the road. The Timbers have won two and drawn one in Portland, and San Jose has drawn both matches in California.

  • Chris Wondolowski has scored three goals in the past five games. In the 1-1 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps, Alan Gordon, making his first start of the year, assisted Wondo.

  • Portland's Johnsons have scored back-to-back doubles. Will Johnson hit two against the Colorado Rapids. A week later, former 'Quake Ryan Johnson scored twice on the Houston Dynamo.

  • The 2-0 win over Houston marked Caleb Porter's first win in MLS. The Timbers are now unbeaten in three games.

  • San Jose has never beaten Portland in MLS.