Match Preview

Match Preview: LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers | September 30, 2023 

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With five games remaining in the 2023 MLS Regular Season, the LA Galaxy next play host to the Portland Timbers at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday, Sept. 30 (7:30 p.m. PT; MLS Season Pass on Apple TVLA Galaxy RadioLA Galaxy Spanish Radio). 

Following the 3-3 come-from-behind draw on the road against Austin FC at Q2 Stadium on Sept 24, the LA Galaxy improved to 6-2-7 (32 GF, 27 GA) in their last 15 regular season matches played dating back to May 31. During that span, LA ranks tied for second in the league in goals scored with Atlanta United (32) behind only the Columbus Crew (35) and has lost the fewest games (2) in MLS. With five games remaining this season, the LA Galaxy (29 GP, 8-11-10, 34 PTS) sit in 13th place in the Western Conference standings and six points behind ninth place FC Dallas (30 GP, 10-10-10, 40 PTS) for the final playoff spot.

Saturday’s match marks the 36th meeting across all competitions between the Galaxy and the Portland Timbers, with LA leading the all-time series 14-13-8. Against Portland, LA holds a 13-11-8 record in league play and a 1-2-0 record in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. In the first meeting between the two teams during the 2023 campaign, the Galaxy and the Timbers played to a scoreless draw at Providence Park on March 25. In 16 all-time regular-season matches home matches played against Portland at Dignity Health Sports Park, LA holds a 9-3-4 record. Additionally, the Galaxy hold a 2-0-1 record in their last three league matches played at home against Portland, with LA last earning a 4-1 win over the Timbers at Dignity Health Sports Park on July 30, 2021. Notably, LA is unbeaten in its last five regular-season matches played against the Timbers (3-0-2; 10 GF, 4 GA) dating back to July 30, 2021.