|New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Gaudette; Lade, Holgersson, Pearce, Miller; Le Toux, McCarty, Cahill, Lindpere; Henry, Cooper.
|Portland Timbers (4-2-3-1): Ricketts; Kimura, Mosquera, Horst, Smith; Chara, Jewsbury; Zizzo, Nagbe, Wallace; Boyd.
OUT: DF Chris Taylor (R hip surgery)
- New York has 20 more points than Portland. The Red Bulls are second in the East; the Timbers prop up the Western Conference.
- Kenny Cooper (13) and Thierry Henry (11) are tied for second and tied for fourth, respectively, in the MLS goalscoring charts.
- New York is undefeated in 54 matches when scoring first, a streak dating back to 2008.
- Portland last won on July 3.
- Tim Cahill, making his second MLS start against the Houston Dynamo last week, recorded his first two MLS assists.
- New York Red Bulls
- Portland Timbers
- Thierry Henry