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Preview: Portland Timbers vs. Dallas - Predictions, Team News, Lineups

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Sports Mole previews Sunday’s Major League Soccer game between the Portland Timbers and Dallas, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

of portland timbers Aim to extend undefeated MLS run to 10 games when playing as host Dallas at Providence Park on Saturday.

Giovanni Savarese‘s men drew 1-1 at home to Nashville mid-week, but the visitors lost 1-0 against the Seattle Sounders.

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The Portland Timbers missed a chance to snatch Nashville in the Western Conference standings after sharing the booty with their Tennessee neighbors Wednesday night.

Teal Bunbury Scored a goal for Nashville 20 minutes ago Santiago Moreno A nine-game unbeaten streak that soon responded to the Timbers allowed Savarese’s side to enter playoff contention all summer long.

At the moment, Portland sits in the 7th and final playoff spot in the Western Conference, only 1 point behind the LA Galaxy.

With 39 goals on the right edge of the pitch — the third highest in the Western Conference behind Los Angeles and Austin — ruthlessness is no problem for Portland.

FC Dallas Head Coach Nico Estevez reacts during a game against Nashville SC at Toyota Stadium on March 12, 2022© Reuters

Dallas won’t be able to keep up with Portland this weekend if the football gods aren’t in their favor, but their midweek effort is in their favor as they were crushed on the offensive front in a 1-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders. did not become

Nico EstevezHis team had previously won 1-0 against Real Salt Lake and LA Galaxy. Nicholas Rodeiro‘s 39-minute penalty was enough to end Seattle’s job midweek, requiring an immediate response from Dallas.

Byrne are still in fourth place in the Western Conference, so a playoff spot is still in their hands, but two wins in 10 games in the MLS is anything but exciting.

In recent years, the Portland-Dallas game has followed a similar pattern of losses away from headquarters.

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Portland Timbers defender Bill Tuiloma, 25, celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal against the Los Angeles Galaxy at Providence Park on April 3, 2022.© Reuters

Portland Timbers expected to miss again Diego Gutierrez When Felipe Mora Each suffered leg and knee injuries, and the other three were also marked as questionable for the contest.

George Fochive, Eric Williamson When Christian Paredes They didn’t show up mid-week, and the short turnaround time may have kept all three out of the weekend’s showdown.

To put it more bluntly, Diego Chara When Dairon Asprilla He will return from suspension in Saturday’s game. Claudio Bravo‘s hamstring problem is still unresolved.

Meanwhile, a Dallas midfielder Facundo Quinon The centre-back is still grappling with adductor issues and likely to miss Josh Quinones The loss to Seattle only lasted 45 minutes.

Quinones sacrificed for their attackers in the form of Jesus Ferreira The 21-year-old has led his side in goals and assists this season and will need to return to the starting XI here.

Portland Timbers starting prospects:
Ivacic; Van Rankin, Zuparik, Mabiara, Rasmussen. Moreno, Ayala, D. Chara, Y. Chara.Niezgoda, Blanco

Candidates for the Dallas starting lineup:
Paes; Nanu, Martinez, Hedges, Farfan. Serillo, Serbiana. Ariola, Ferreira, Velasco.Jara

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Portland Timbers 1-1 Dallas.

Neither manager boasts of fatigued or jelly-legged teams following their midweek exploits, but Ferreira’s expected return to Dallas’ first XI is a sign of inconsistent visits. It gives people an optimistic outlook.

However, home losses have been a rarity for Portland in recent weeks.

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