Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy

On the current Western rankings, Portland Timbers is ninth with 28 points available after 20 rounds. Last time, Portland Timbers played quite unstable with a series of draws, losing more than winning. However, over the past 1 month, teachers and coaches Savarese are showing a strong revival with impressive performances. Specifically, Portland Timbers has been unbeaten in the last 5 rounds including 3 wins and 2 draws. In the previous round, they had just won a 2-1 victory over Seattle Sounders away.

With the rise of the game, Portland Timbers players are on the rise and become excited. That will help them in the LA Galaxy reception in this round. Portland Timbers has been undefeated for the past 5 times, including 3 wins and 2 draws at Providence Park. Worth mentioning is the 4-0 win over LA Galaxy at the US Open Cup last June.

On the other side, LA Galaxy is in second place with 37 points, 9 points behind the first team and 2 points ahead of the 3rd ranked Seattle Sounders. Therefore, this team is in desperate need of points to shorten the distance from Los Angeles FC, and create a safe distance from the following teams. LA Galaxy's performance this time is not so good. They won 3 and lost 2 of the last 5 rounds in MLS. On the away field, they also lost 3 matches out of 6 marches away from home recently.

Although Portland Timbers is pretty much on the table, with the current form, LA Galaxy will have to be extremely cautious and not allowed to be subjective in this week's trip to Portland. Especially when the home team is playing extremely well. In addition to the history of the two teams, Portland Timbers even outperformed LA Galaxy when winning 4, drawing 1 and losing only 2 of the last 7 times the two teams met. Therefore, if you do not want to lose the second place because the opponents are extremely strong, LA Galaxy will have to make great efforts in the battle with Portland Timbers today. 

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