Union-Timbers: Lineups and pre-match thoughts
- The first walking wounded to return is Sebastien Le Toux, who reenters the lineup after a few weeks out with an MCL strain. That allows Jim Curtin to tab what is close to his first-choice lineup at this point in time. Andrew Wenger gets a shot at the other wing yet again.
- In the fullback shuffle again, with Ray Gaddis and Fabinho in and Sheanon Williams on the bench. That could be the biggest matchup of the day, with Diego Valeri and Rodney Wallace attacking on the wings.
- There are some big pieces missing for Portland. There’s no Diego Chara, Darlington Nagbe or Adam Kwarasey, all of whom are injured. Alvas Powell is also with Jamaica at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. That doesn't lessen the danger presented by Fanendo Adi and Valeri.