Galaxy Hand Timbers 4th Consecutive Defeat
April 14, 2012, 10:31 pm
Entering their game Saturday night, both the Timbers and Galaxy were looking to avoid a couple franchise firsts. Los Angeles was looking to avoid their first three-game losing streak under head coach Bruce Arenas while Portland was looking to avoid their first four-game losing streak as a team.
Unfortunately, it was the Timbers' losing streak prolonged at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles, as they fell 3-1.
Similar to the game last week, Portland found themselves with an early first-half lead. This time it was Kris Boyd who put the Timbers on the board when he found the bottom-right corner of the net in the 22nd minute.
The Galaxy were able to even the match before halftime, though, when Landon Donovan scored in the 44th minute.
Entering this game, Portland and Los Angeles were dead last in the MLS in goals allowed in the last 15 minutes. The score remained tied 1-1 when the 75th minute hit, and the sense was whoever scored first would probably win the game.
And that held true.
In the 83rd minute, the Galaxy's Bruninho rocketed a shot past keeper Troy Perkins to put Los Angeles up 2-1.
If that didn't seal the victory for the Galaxy, then David Beckham's beautiful shot into the upper right corner of the goal in the 90th minute did.
Portland's record falls to 1-4-1 now and the team will face off against undefeated Sporting Kansas City next on April 21st at JELD-WEN Field.