Robbie Keane has seven goals and eight assists in 11 appearances this season heading into a match with an undermanned Timbers defense.
|Portland Timbers (4-3-3): Ricketts; Jewsbury, Jean-Baptiste, Danso, Harrington; Chara, Zemanski, Valeri; Alhassan, R. Johnson, Nagbe.
OUT: Bright Dike (ACL surgery), Jake Gleeson (concussion), David Horst (R tibia plateau surgery), Brent Richards (L ACL surgery), Mikael Silvestre (ACL surgery), Dylan Tucker-Gangnes (concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: Michael Harrington (R ankle sprain)
|LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Cudicini; Franklin, DeLaGarza, Gonzalez, Dunivant; Jimenez, Sarvas, Juninho, Rogers; Villarreal, Keane.
- In six all-time clashes between these teams, Portland has only won once, in 2011.
- They drew 0-0 when meeting earlier in the season, on June 19 in California.
- In the Galaxy's last match, Robbie Keane set up both goals in a 2-0 win over FC Dallas after passing a late fitness test. The Irish striker leads the league with eight assists in 2013. He has two goals and four assists in the last three games.
- Portland lost last Sunday against the Columbus Crew, drawing a close to a 15-game league unbeaten streak.
- Pa Modou Kah is suspended for this match.