LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Home Depot Center
Kick-off: 4:00 p.m.
Following a two week break the LA Galaxy is back in action this Sunday hosting the Portland Timbers at the Home Depot Center. After a much needed break, the players will look to move on from the disappointing start to the season. The Galaxy went winless in the month of May, losing six out of seven games that month. During that stretch of defeats the Galaxy was eliminated from the US Open Cup, following a third round loss to the Carolina Railhawks. In each of the last three games, the Galaxy has ended up losing after gaining the lead (against San Jose, Houston, and Carolina).
The Galaxy will try to break the current eight-game winless streak. LA’s last victory took place on April 21st in Colorado. That game was also the last in which Josh Saunders played for the Galaxy. After taking care of his personal issues, he made his return in goal against the Timbers reserves in a 2-1 victory at JELD-WEN field on June 2nd.
On Sunday the Galaxy will be without Robbie Keane (Euro Cup), Hector Jimenez, Michael Stephens, Mike Magee (all suspensions), Bryan Gaul (facial fracture), Edson Buddle, Andrew Boyens, Dan Keat (surgeries), Adam Cristman (concussion), and Leonardo remains questionable after suffering an injury at the reserves game. David Beckham, who leads the club in assists (4) is a yellow card away from having to serve a one-game suspension.
The unbalanced schedule has the Galaxy and Timbers meeting again at the HDC. When they met on April 14th LA won the game 3-1 with goals from Donovan, Juninho, and Beckham. That was the Galaxy’s last win at home (and second of only 3 so far this season). When they face off again on Sunday it will mark over 2 months since the Galaxy last celebrated a victory at home. The Timbers, who last week acquired Danny Mwanga in a trade for Perlaza from Philadelphia, are still yet to record a victory away from home this year (having only 2 wins on the road since joining MLS last season).
11 points, 15 GF, 21 GA
3-8-2, 9th in Western Conference
Home Record: 2-4-1
Away Record: 1-4-1
13 points, 12 GF, 15 GA
3-5-4, 7th in Western Conference
Home Record: 3-2-2
Away Record: 0-3-2
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