A few notes and tidbits after a conference call with Carlos De Los Cobos going into the Portland Timbers first MLS home match :
- Although he's not listed on the inury report, Josip Mikulic remains in Chicago nursing the quad injury he sustained last week. His status is yet unknown for the Los Angeles match on Sunday.
- Dasan Robinson will start at center back on Thursday. Despite the goal, DLC thinks Robinson did a decent job against O'Brian White in Seattle.
- Bratislav Ristic has resumed full training and is with the team in Portland
- DLC has not decided on the line up for tomorrow but he will take into consideration the timing of playing three games in eight days while possibly resting some starters. He does intend to put the best team possible on the field however.
- The team is wary of Kenny Cooper's size and ability in the air and marking him appropriately in the penalty area has been stressed to the team.
- The team will train at Jeld Wen Field this afternoon.