The Portland Timbers return to the StubHub Center tonight to take on the LA Galaxy for the first time since the 5-2 win that marked their surge into the 2015 playoffs. With a number of injuries in their attack, the Galaxy are ripe for the plucking if the Timbers can manage to get their malfunctioning attack and injury-hit defense on the same page for a complete performance.
Match Preview: "Of course, where teams have had success against the Galaxy so far this season is on the counter: exactly the strategy that the Timbers should thrive on. With Rogers and Cole both apt to push forward and Van Damme and his partner at center back, Daniel Steres, not the most mobile of defenders, the Timbers should be looking to get in behind the Galaxy back line."
Watch it on: FOX Sports 1
Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. PT at StubHub Center in Carson, CA
Portland Timbers: 1-2-1, 10th place in the Western Conference
LA Galaxy: 2-1-1, 5th place in the Western Conference