Portland Timbers Vs. Real Salt Lake, Lineups: Chara Starts, Espindola Does Not Travel

The Portland Timbers return home to Jeld-Wen Field where they've yet to lose a match so far this season. Real Salt Lake arrives fresh off the disappointing aggregate goal loss to Monterrey in the CONCACAF Champions League Final and we'll get a good idea tonight of just how much that loss with effect Jason Kreis' club.

Timbers' designated player Diego Chara is in the starting lineup, while Salt Lake's Fabian Espindola did not travel to the northwest for the match. A few changes for Kreis as several regular starters are on the bench after their midweek match.

Timbers XI: Troy Perkins; Rodney Wallace, Eric Brunner, Mamadou Danso, Jeremy Hall; Kalif Alhassan, Diego Chara, Jack Jewsbury, Darlington Nagbe; Jorge Perlaza, Kenny Cooper

Bench: Jake Gleeson; Kevin Goldthwaite, Steve Purdy, James Marcelin, Adam Moffat, Sal Zizzo, Ryan Pore

Real Salt Lake XI: Nick Rimando; Chris Wingert, Nat Borchers, Chris Schuler, Tony Beltran; Collen Warner, Kyle Beckerman, Javier Morales, Jean Alexandre; Arturo Alvarez, Alvaro Saborio

Bench: Kyle Reynish; Rauwshan McKenzie, Nelson Gonzalez, Ned Grabavoy, Will Johnson, Andy Williams, Paulo Jr.

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