Takeoffs and Landings: LA Galaxy arrive in Portland

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.