Takeoffs and Landings: LA Galaxy arrive in Portland

28 September 5:00 pm

Takeoffs and Landings: LA Galaxy arrive in Portland

By Adam Serrano

PORTLAND, Ore. –The LA Galaxy have arrived in Portland and the classic Pacific Northwest cold and rain was immediately there to greet them.

Below is a shot from my hotel room looking out at a gray and dreary downtown Portland.  The Galaxy will need to grow accustom to the wet weather as the forecast for Sunday’s 12:30pm match against the Portland Timbers at JELD-WEN Field calls for highs in the high 50s with a 100 percent chance of precipitation as well as winds up to 24 MPH.

As for the Galaxy’s regular season record in the rain? The team is 1-3-1 in wet conditions since the start of the 2011 season. LA has played only one game in such inclement weather this season: their 1-0 defeat to the New York Red Bulls on May 19.