| ||PROBABLE LINEUPS||Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Collin, Besler, Sinovic; Nagamura, Rosell, Feilhaber; Zusi, Bieler, Sapong.|
OUT: Teal Bunbury (L knee sprain), Jacob Peterson (R shoulder sprain)
|Portland Timbers (4-4-2): Ricketts; Jewsbury, Danso, Silvestre, Harrington; W. Johnson, Chara, Valeri; Nagbe, R. Johnson, Wallace. |
OUT: Bright Dike (L ACL surgery), David Horst (R tibia plateau surgery), Brent Richards (L ACL surgery)
| ||DID YOU KNOW?|
Sporting Kansas City lost 2-0 to LA Galaxy last week, halting a five-game shutout streak and three-game winning run.
Kansas City's shutout streak ended at 545 minutes, the fifth-longest in MLS history.
Portland drew 1-1 with the San Jose Earthquakes last week to extend its unbeaten run to five games, tying a franchise record.
These teams met once last season, with the Timbers claiming a 1-0 win at home on April 21. SKC won the two meetings in 2011.
Sporting KC tops the Eastern Conference with 14 points from eight games. Portland has 10 points from seven, landing it fifth in the West.