Well, would you believe this: Bruce Arena's Los Angeles Galaxy still have a pulse.
As in, they still know how to win games. In all honesty, this was a pillow fight between the G's and John Spencer's Portland Timbers, but after going down a goal early, Los Angeles left it late and won by an unsurprising scoreline: 3-1.
Hasn't that scoreline been like an old friend? And with every outcome, there are lessons to be learned and conclusions to be written.
With that said, here are six things we learned from Saturday's contest between the Galaxy and Timbers at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.