Galaxy 2 – Portland 1: Galaxy seal precious win at StubHub Center

LA Galaxy 2-1 Portland Timbers

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LA Galaxy defeat Portland Timbers 2-1 on Sunday at StubHub Center. As things stand, Galaxy are in 6th place on the table and has 42 points while Portland sit in 4th with 46 points after 39 matches.

After an un-eventful first half, Galaxy piled on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with Chicharito finding the net at the 62 minute mark. However, their lead didn’t last for long, Blanco producing an equaliser at the 72 minute mark, bringing Portland level. Galaxy in turn, then responded just before the final whistle increasing their lead with an effort from Klještan and seeing the game end 2-1.

For Galaxy, Klještan, Alvarez, Lletget and Joveljic, came on for Dos Santos, Cabral, Víctor Vázquez and Grandsir. Portland brought on Mora, Moreno, Fochive, Valeri and Mcgraw, to replace Niezgoda, Asprilla, Paredes, Blanco and Bonilla.

There were bookings for Chicharito, Klještan and Joveljic from Galaxy, and Bonilla and Chará, for Portland.

Technical card:
LA Galaxy: Bond, Nick Depuy, Williams, Hamalainen, Araujo, Raveloson, Dos Santos (Klještan, min.63), Víctor Vázquez (Lletget, min.70), Grandsir (Joveljic, min.83), Cabral (Alvarez, min.63) and Chicharito
Portland Timbers: Steve Clark, Župarić, Mabiala, Bonilla (Mcgraw, min.89), Van Rankin, Chará, Paredes (Fochive, min.83), Blanco (Valeri, min.89), Asprilla (Moreno, min.65), Chará and Niezgoda (Mora, min.65)
Stadium: StubHub Center
Goals: Chicharito (1-0, min. 62), Blanco (1-1, min. 72) and Klještan (2-1, min. 92)

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