The LA Galaxy look to get back on the winning track, back at home to face Portland Timbers HC at The Home Depot Center. Here are the relevant details of Saturday night's MLS matchup:
Records: Galaxy (1-3-0, 3 pts); Timbers (1-3-1, 4 pts)
Location: The Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif
Time: 7:30 p.m. PDT
TV: KDOC with Mark Rogondino and Kobi Jones
Goals Per Match: Galaxy 1.25; Timbers 1.40
Goals Allowed Per Match: Galaxy 2.00; Timbers 1.60
Home vs. Road: The Galaxy only have one home victory this season in three tries. The Timbers have a loss and a draw on the road this season, scoring one goal and conceding two.
Series History: The Portland Timbers met the Galaxy twice in their inaugural season last year, with the teams splitting the series. The home team won the match in each meeting.
Mirror Image: Last year, the LA Galaxy defeated the Portland Timbers at the HDC 3-0. Portland then returned the favor at Jeld-Wen Field winning 3-0.
Losing streaks: Both teams will be looking to avoid losing streaks that would go into the record books. The Galaxy have lost two straight and have not lost three straight since Bruce Arena took over as manager. The Timbers have lost three straight, equaling their longest losing streak from their first year.
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