PORTLAND, OR - MAY 26: Kris Boyd #9 of the Portland Timbers puts a shot on goal during the first half of the game against the Vancouver Whitecaps at Jeld-Wen Field on May 26, 2012 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
Welcome to the new abbreviated match thread! As we've gone through the months we've picked up on our preview duties prior to the game and, as such, we're going to test out a new abbreviated match thread which doesn't aim to preview the game itself, but rather display as much information as possible so that you guys can find everything you need to know about the match.
Here's all the info you need:
Cascadia Cup Preview: Grumpy Old Canadians - Stumptown Footy
Yes, the Vancouver Whitecaps are getting on in years, but for now they're a pretty potent group.
Preview: Cascadia Cup Match # 3 - Stumptown Footy
Find out what Portland has to do in order to secure 3 points against their rivals the Whitecaps.
Gershon Koffie Suspended for Saturday Against Portland - Eighty Six Forever
For the second straight week Major League Soccer has suspended a Whitecap on review, ruling Gershon Koffie out of Saturday's match for a yellow-card offense against Seattle.
The Portland Timbers are level with the Seattle Sounders in the hunt for this year's Cascadia Cup trophy, but with one less game played. While there are still plenty more Cascadian games left this year, a win tonight over Vancouver would give the Timbers a heft advantage heading into the last couple months of the regular season.
Portland: Ricketts, Kimura, Mosco, Horst, Smith, Jewsbury, Alexander, Zizzo, Dike, Songo'o
Subs: Bendik, Boyd, Danso, Fucito, Mwanga, Palmer, Wallace
Vancouver: Cannon, Young-Po, Demerit, O'Brien, Rochat, Davidson, Thorrington, Robson, Camilo, Ricards, Miller
Subs: Knighton, Bonjour, Harris, Harvey, Mattocks, Teibert, Watson