They lost the MLS match, but did LA win the Twitter war vs. Portland?

Jelle Van Damme and Fanendo Adi - LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers - March 12, 2017

The LA Galaxy may have lost the match on the field, but they came hard in the first round of an ensuing Twitter war.

The Galaxy fell 1-0 to the Portland Timbers on Sunday, dropping to 0-2-0 on the season after falling in their second straight home match against a Western Conference opponent. The Galaxy had to play down a man for nearly an hour on Sunday, after defender Jelle Van Damme drew two highly-controversial yellow cards for challenges on Diego Chara and David Guzman in a four-minute span between the 31st and 34th minutes.

On Monday, LA’s social team took a bit of a shot at the Timbers, producing a video of Van Damme’s challenges against Chara and Guzman that played off of the Shooting Stars meme.

March 13, 2017

The Timbers fired back a couple of tweets in response, promising that they’ll have something more for the Galaxy soon enough.

LA and the Timbers will meet again on August 6 at Providence Park (on ESPN). We’ll see if Portland hits back by then.