Timbers clash with Montreal tonight at PGE Park

The Portland Timbers and Montreal Impact collide tonight at PGE Park at 7 p.m. live on FSN. The first 1,000 fans tonight receive a Taka Suzuki bobblehead courtesty of Toyota. Click here to listen live or view a video webcast through USL Live.

View tonight's match notes.

Starting lineups:
POR: GK Knighton, D Knowles, D S. Thompson, D Dunn, D Higgins, M Griffin, M Poltl, M Brown, M Olum, F Alvarez, F Jordan

MON: GK Weber, D Uwimana, D Surprenant, D Pesoli, D Joqueviel, M Di Lorenzo, M Grande, M Leduc, M Brillant, F Ribiero, F Jefferson

Match Preview:

Portland concludes its home schedule for the month of August tonight against the Impact. The Timbers are on a seven-match winless streak, claiming their last victory on June 28 in a 2-0 road victory over the Atlanta Silverbacks.
 
In their last three matches, the Timbers are 0-1-2 but have found a spark offensively. Portland has scored three goals, two of which were assisted, over the previous three matches all without leading scorer Chris Brown who was serving a three-match, league-imposed suspension. Forward Bryan Jordan has contributed in the last three matches with two goals and an assist.
 
The Timbers are in a two-way tie with Montreal at 25 points. The league table is extremely tight. Portland sits just one point from the bottom of the table, but is just three points from sliding into sixth place with the Rochester Rhinos. The top seven clubs advance to the USL First Division playoffs.
 
Forward Chris Brown and defender Scot Thompson return to action for Portland tonight following league imposed disciplinary action for recent red cards. Brown finished a three-match suspension, while Thompson served just a single-game suspension against Charleston last weekend.
 
Since joining the USL First Division in 2001, the Timbers are 4-2-2 against the Impact and have out-scored their Canadian counterparts 7-3 in their eight meetings. The Timbers are 1-2-1 against Montreal at PGE Park, recording their only win on Aug. 29, 2002 (3-0) - Montreal did not visit Portland during the 2003 and 2004 seasons. The Impact have taken the last two meetings at PGE Park in 2005 and 2006. Last season, the two sides played to a 1-1 draw in Montreal's only trip to PGE Park on June 21.
 
Portland is 3-4-5 at home this season capturing all three wins in the opening three matches of the of the team's home schedule. The Timbers last win at home was April 26 over the Seattle Sounders.

Match Highlights:

18th minute-  Header by Timber Cameron Knowles off cross from Tom Poltl miss just wide of net
35th minute- Yellow card issued to Timber Cameron Knowles

Halftime Stats:
Score: POR- 0 MON-0
Shots: POR- 3 MON-6
Shots on Goal: POR- 1 MON-3
Fouls: POR- 2 MON-3
Corner Kicks: POR- 2 MON-4