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