Portland Timbers vs. DC United, May 27, 2015

Portland Timbers vs. DC United | MLS Match Preview

PORTLAND TIMBERS vs D.C. UNITED
PROVIDENCE PARK, Portland, Ore.
May 27, 2015 (WEEK 13, MLS Game #123)
10:30 p.m. ET (MLS LIVE)

The Portland Timbers return home to face a huge test in their aim to start moving up the Western Conference when they take Eastern Conference leaders D.C. United on Wednesday evening at Providence Park. The Timbers concluded their three-game road swing with back-to-back losses, last a 1-0 defeat at Toronto FC, and now sit just off the foot of the West table. United remain atop the East despite a 1-1 with the New England Revolution last weekend that followed their first loss in nine games.

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REFEREE: Chris Penso. AR1 (bench): Frank Anderson; AR2 (opposite): Jonathan Johnson; 4th: Baboucarr Jallow
Penso MLS Career: 64 games; FC/gm: 23.1; Y/gm: 3.2; R: 17; pens: 22

SUSPENDED: none
WARNINGS:
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: POR: Alvas Powell, Diego Chara … DC: Davy Arnaud
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: POR: Liam Ridgewell … DC: Perry Kitchen, Taylor Kemp
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: DC: Jalen Robinson (US U-23 national team)

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (5 meetings): Timbers 2 wins, 9 goals … United 1 win, 7 goals … Ties 2
AT PORTLAND (3 meetings): Timbers 2 wins, 7 goals … United 0 wins, 5 goals … Ties 1

LAST YEAR (MLS)
5/3: POR 3, DC 2 (Fernandez 1; Danso 38; Urruti 94+ -- Arnaud 21; own goal 78)

  • This is the only league meeting between the teams this season.
  • Since a 3-2 win in Portland on May 29, 2011 in the first meeting ever between the teams, United have not defeated the Timbers. Portland has won two of the four meetings since – including the lone encounter each of the last two seasons – with two draws.
  • United have never defeated the Timbers at RFK Stadium. The first meeting there, in 2011, ended in a 1-1 draw; Portland claimed a 2-0 in the nation’s capital on their last visit, May 25, 2013.
  • Coaches' records:
    Ben Olsen vs. POR: P5 W1 L2 D3
    Caleb Porter vs. DC: P2 W2 L0 D0

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