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Portland Timbers vs. LA Galaxy Match Thread [4:00]

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The Portland Timbers take on the LA Galaxy today at Providence Park as the good guys try for their first win of the season. The Galaxy remain fearsome opponents despite the loss of Landon Donovan to retirement over the offseason and the Timbers will need to improve on their showing from last Saturday's season opener if they want a point, let alone all three.

Previews

Match Preview: "There will be one major change for the Timbers that we can be sure of coming into this weekend's match: Diego Chara is back. The diminutive defensive midfielder was kept out of the season opener due to a calf contusion picked up during the preseason Simple Invitational, but according to Caleb Porter he is healthy and ready to play tomorrow."

Preview Interview: "The results will come: Despite losing Landon Donovan and Marcelo Sarvas, the Galaxy are still an incredibly talented team and there shouldn't be too much of a drop off. By the time LA are performing at their peak, Steven Gerrard arrives, and that's when things get tricky."

Graphic Preview

Match Information

Watch it on: FOX Sports 1

Kickoff: 4:00 pm pacific at Providence Park in Portland, OR

Portland Timbers: 0-0-1

LA Galaxy: 1-0-0