2019-07-27-POR-LA

Portland Timbers vs. LA Galaxy | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 21
Portland Timbers vs. LA Galaxy
Providence Park - Portland
July 27 - 10:30 PM ET

TV: FS1, TSN4

STREAMING: FOX Sports GO

Fresh off emotional rivalry wins, the Portland Timbers host the LA Galaxy in the finale of Week 21 of the regular season Saturday night at Providence Park.

The Timbers (8-8-4) rode a Brian Fernandez brace to defeat the Seattle Sounders in a Cascadia Cup clash Sunday at CenturyLink Field. Fernandez scored the lone goal of the first half and responded one minute after Raul Ruidiaz struck for the 50th-minute equalizer as the Timbers extended an unbeaten streak to five games and moved to within two points of the playoff line in the West. 

The Galaxy (12-8-1) erased an early deficit to defeat LAFC, 3-2, and remain unbeaten in El Trafico matches last Friday at Dignity Health Sports Complex. Zlatan Ibrahimovic answered Carlos Vela's opening goal with three of his own before Vela added a second in second-half stoppage time. 

Portland
Portland vs. LA Galaxy

Saturday, July 27 at 10:30 PM ET
Providence Park

LA Galaxy

Portland Timbers

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Marco Farfan (D) - left knee injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Jeff Attinella (GK)- right shoulder injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Andy Polo (M)- hip injury
  • Suspended: Diego Chara (M)
  • Suspended after next caution: Jorge Moreira (D)
  • International duty:  None

LA Galaxy

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Romain Alessandrini (M) - knee surgery
    • QUESTIONABLE: Chris Pontius (M) - hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Sebastian Lletget (M) - pelvis injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Perry Kitchen (M) - pelvis injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Juninho (M) - muscle injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (F), Favio Alvarez (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Timbers

  • Timbers: 4 wins, 17 goals
  • Galaxy: 2 wins, 13 goals
  • 3 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Allen Chapman
  • Assistant Referees: Nick Uranga, Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho
  • 4th Official: Tim Ford
  • VAR: Edvin Jurisevic

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