The Portland Timbers (2-5-3) host the Chicago Fire (4-2-3) at Jeld-Wen Field today, Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 4 p.m.
The match will be broadcast live on ROOT Sports, 750 AM The Game, and La Pantera 940 AM.
Timbers are coming off consecutive draws against mediocre Houston and Columbus teams, while the Fire beat a tough (though currently struggling) Sporting KC last week, and drew with top-of-the-table Real Salt Lake the week before. Last season, however, the Timbers had the Fire’s number, defeating them 4-2 in Portland and 1-0 at Chicago. This is the only regular season meeting between these two teams this year.
Match previews and intrigue
- Portland’s makeshift backline bailing out offense by Dan Itel at MLSSoccer.com
- Strong’s Notes: Finding Their Form by John Strong at PortlandTimbers.com
- Timbers Versus Chicago: Misfiring Meets Momentum by Brenaldo at Timberlandia
- Portland Timbers vs. Chicago Fire Preview Interview and Pre-Game Chat by Geoff Gigson at Stumptown Footy
- In the Chicago Fire, a Friendly Rivalry is Born for the Portland Timbers by Geoff Gigson at Stumptown Footy
- sarah jessica parker and the palmer dilemma at the axe
- MLS matchup report: Chicago Fire vs. Portland Timbers handicapping by Matt Martz at NWSportsBeat.com
- A frustrated Kris Boyd looks to help Portland Timbers snap out of scoring drought by Geoffrey Arnold at The Oregonian
- Zizzo’s return may spark Timbers by Paul Danzer at The Columbian
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