The Galaxy have a record of 7-10-2 (23 points) and are in need of some positive results to remain in the Major League Soccer Western Conference race.
The Timbers have had it even more difficult, managing just a record of 5-8-4 (19 points), but they are only four points behind Los Angeles and can get back in the thick of things with a win at home.
The Galaxy will have all three of their stars available for action: Landon Donovan, David Beckham and Robbie Keane. A big question heading into this weekend’s match is whether or not defender Omar Gonzalez makes just his second start of the season.
Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET and will be televised by NBC Sports. Keep it right here on Bleacher Report for continuing coverage of the 2012 MLS season and all things world football.