The Portland Timbers and Los Angeles Galaxy meet at Jeld-Wen Field on Sunday in a battle to secure a top three playoff spot in the MLS Western Conference
The Galaxy tied the Seattle Sounders last week, and could be without Landon Donovan for a second straight match as he recovers from a hamstring injury. Without him, the Galaxy could struggle to break through a tough Timbers defense that has held LA to one goal scored in two previous meetings.
The Timbers attack is lead by the red-hot Diego Valeri, who has scored in each of the Timbers past three matches. The Argentine playmaker is putting together an MVP-caliber season, but he will face a tough test from Galaxy midfielders Juninho and Marcelo Sarvas.