Breaking News – Mosquera suspended three games – who plays now?

Well the odds on lineup for Sunday probably has Futty and Horst as centerbacks with Jewsbury and Smith as the fullbacks in a flat back four.

I am offering that we may see Nagbe on the left and KAH on the right with Chara and perhaps Palmer (Alexander or Songo’o) in the other midfield slot.

Fucito most likely to start with Mwanga nursing a ‘dead leg’…

Here’s a long odds lineup as well…

(left to right)
Smith, Futty, Horst and Palmer in the back four

Nagbe, Jewsbury, Chara, KAH in the midfield (again playing a ‘pinched in’ midfield instead of concentrating heavily on overlapping they work on small ball through the middle. This also brings experience into the midfield – a critical need in a derby (pronounced Darbee) match.

Fucito and Boyd up front

Good luck Timbers!

Chris Gluck

Chris Gluck

I have been covering the Portland Timbers and Major League Soccer, as a community blogger/analyst for the Columbian Newspaper, since June, 2012. Since then my involvement in soccer analysis has expanded to include participating in the Regional Emmy Award Winning Soccer City PDX TV Show (Comcast Sports Northwest). My unique analytical approach has been published in Europe and presented at the World Conference on Science and Soccer 2014. I also appear regularly as a co-host on Rose City Soccer Show and the Yellowcarded Podcast. You can find my work on, PTFC Collective and Prost Amerika.

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