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



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 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


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