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Portland Timbers at FC Dallas Prediction Thread

How will the Timbers do in their second game on the road?

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The Portland Timbers are back on the road and will take on a hot FC Dallas side who have started off their year with two wins and a draw. Last season the Timbers picked up three wins over Dallas, consistently getting the better of the Texans; this year the Timbers will need to step their game up as FC Dallas, although they are bitten by injuries in the midfield, have a core of young attacking players who are coming of age under the guidance of Oscar Pareja.

Will the Timbers be able to exploit Dallas's missing holding midfielders? Will they be able to contain a quick and cunning Dallas attack? How will Andrew Weber hold up in the place of Donovan Ricketts?

Let's put in a quarter, smack "Zoltar Speaks" on the side, and make some predictions.

Here is what we are looking for:

  • The final score.
  • The goalscorers.
  • The timing of the goals.

The more specific the prediction, the better.

The rules: Get your predictions in before kick-off. Correctly predicting the score is worth two points, correctly predicting a goal scorer is worth one point, and coming close to the timing of a goal is worth one point. That's about it. I reserve the right to award bonus points for excessively awesome/accurate predictions.

Check out our game preview, interview with SB Nation's Big D Soccer, and most recent training reports to make sure that your predictions are as accurate as possible.

The Score

RCTIDnomatterwhat jumped out to a big lead this week thanks to a startlingly accurate prediction. Some sort of time-travel, "Back to the Future" hijinks may be in play here. Thanks to the faith that everyone showed in the Timbers to get at least one goal, pretty much nobody else got this one right.

  1. RCTIDnomatterwhat: 6 points this week/ 9 points overall (Correct score, Sanchez goal, Brown goal, bonus points - goal order, penalty kick)
  2. bloodyyanks: 2/5 (Brown goal, bonus point - penalty kick)
  3. oregavania: 1/5 (Brown goal)
  4. DDugan: 1/5 (Brown goal)
  5. Miter Saw: 0/4
  6. Akron Timbers: 0/3
  7. ssjbryces: 0/3
  8. Coug999: 0/2
  9. alantyll: 0/2
  10. Cascade Ranger: 0/2
  11. BarmyTarmy: 0/2
  12. wvtimbersarmy: 0/1
  13. FarBar: 0/1
  14. greenlinearmy: 0/1
  15. charlotte sometimes: 0/1
  16. the_rza: 0/1
  17. Victor Eremita: 0/1
  18. tyler.carter.: 0/1
  19. L_slack: 0/1
  20. fatberry: 0/1
  21. k noche: 0/1
  22. NoVaBurgher: 0/1
  23. jprichard10: 0/1
  24. Ballast: 0/1
  25. AkronSnape: 0/1
  26. joe.gefro.3: 0/1
  27. jddrews: 0/1
  28. pecorasc: 0/1
  29. Withdrawn Striker: 0/1
  30. scottharra: 0/1
  31. James Bondo: 0/1
  32. mike.obremski: 0/1
  33. halver.smith.5: 0/1

Should you have gotten more points? Tell me about it in your prediction for this week.