Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers Live Blog: Play-by-Analysis, Reaction
The Galaxy are 1-3 (three points) and are in the cellar of the Western Conference.
A victory on Saturday at Victoria Street will work wonders for their chances at rediscovering their form from last year.
However, Portland are also struggling to get results, and a win for the Timbers will be just what the fans in Oregon need.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET. A live blog of this contest will begin at approximately 5:45 p.m. PT/8:45 p.m. ET.
Keep it right here on Bleacher Report for continuing coverage of the 2012 MLS season and all things World Football.
Stay tuned for a recap of this contest on the View from Victoria Street and Bleacher Report.
|Los Angeles Galaxy||Portland Timbers|
|16||Attempts on Goal||8|
|10||Shots on Target||3|
|6||Shots off Target||1|
|21||Open Play Crosses||18|
|61%||Duels Won %||39%|
|85%||Passing Accuracy %||86%|
LOS ANGELES GALAXY 3
PORTLAND TIMBERS 1
94' - One more corner here for Portland. Collected by Josh Saunders. That's it!
93' - Fans are leaving the stadium; they feel this match is in hand.
92' - Portland still have time, but they need to move quickly. That collection by Josh Saunders isn't going to do the trick.
91' - GOAL! Los Angeles Galaxy 23 David Beckham
Too much space. That might be game, set, match right there.
90' - Let's see how many minutes of stoppage time we get here. Robbie Keane with 1-v-1 on Troy Perkins, but he loses.
89' - Goal kick, Josh Saunders.
88' - Eric Brunner with some good defending. This will be a corner to the Timbers.
87' - The Riot Squad are not liking that call. It's a throw-in to Portland.
86' - Are LA happy to just melt the clock?
85' - Diego Chara now. David Lopes feeling a bit gimpy after that clearance.
84' - Los Angeles need to add to this advantage because Portland are not out of it.
83' - Cleared. Too long from Sean Franklin.
GOAL! Los Angeles Galaxy 19 Juninho
Welcome back, Juninho. Galaxy now ahead!
82' - Josh Saunders goes in to make the collection. A corner now for LA.
81' - Substitution Portland Timbers
IN 19 Jorge Perlaza
OUT 9 Kris Boyd
80' - And Kris Boyd is offsides.
Substitution Los Angeles Galaxy
IN 11 Pat Noonan
OUT 18 Mike Magee
Here comes a third striker.
79' - Although, to be honest, I will credit him with the assist in the first half. More defensive sweeping from the LA backline. Hanyer Mosquera with an overhead clearance.
78' - Robbie Keane just can't seem to hit his stride somehow. He won't be getting great reviews tonight.
77' - Sean Franklin with a stop. Throw-in for Portland. 22,143 in attendance.
76' - Tommy Meyer with a clearance. Well, this is why he will be starting for the rest of the season. He knows how to clear. NCAA soccer all over again? Troy Perkins will redistribute.
75' - The corner is cleared. Magee with a high shot. We're into the home stretch folks. Who wants it more? It's still 1-1.
74' - Pace is accelerating here. Here's Portland with a corner.
Substitution Portland Timbers.
IN 19 Bright Dike
OUT 13 Jack Jewsbury
73' - Take two. This is some game defending from Portland. Darlington Nagbe with a game-changing stop.
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