Portland hasn't lost in 13 matches coming into the home of the two-time MLS Cup champions, where it has lost every match.
|LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Cudicini; Franklin, Meyers, DeLaGarza, Dunivant; Jimenez, Juninho, Stephens, Donovan; Keane, Zardes.
OUT: Jack McBean (Fractured left clavicle)
QUESTIONABLE: Todd Dunivant (L quad strain), Leonardo (L ankle sprain)
|Portland Timbers (4-2-3-1): Ricketts; Jewsbury, Danso, Kah, Harrington; Chara, W. Johnson; Alhassan, Valeri, Nagbe; Piquionne.
OUT: Bright Dike (ACL surgery), David Horst (R tibia plateau surgery), Brent Richards (L ACL surgery), Mikael Silvestre (ACL surgery), Dylan Tucker-Gangnes (concussion)
- The Galaxy beat Portland all three times last year and have won all three meetings in California. In five all-time meetings, Portland has won once, in 2011.
- The Galaxy are coming off two straight losses. They are tied for fifth in the Western Conference with 20 points.
- Portland hasn't lost in 13 matches, tied for the 10th longest streak in MLS.
- Los Angeles picked up U.S. veteran Pablo Mastroeni in a trade this week.
- Marcelo Sarvas is suspended for this match.