VS. PORTLAND TIMBERS
When: 8. Where: StubHub Center. On the air: TV: ESPN2, ESPN Deportes; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Galaxy, 6- 5- 7; Timbers, 7- 5- 4. Record vs. Portland: 0- 0- 1. Update: With a 6- 1 victory over an amateur team in the U. S. Open Cup and a 5- 1 win against the Philadelphia Union in the last week, the Galaxy offense is kicking into high gear just in time to welcome one the league’s best defenses; Portland gives up only 0.88 goals per game. The Timbers and the Galaxy are tied for third place in the Western Conference. Portland has a four- game winning streak, outscoring opponents 8- 2 over that stretch. In the teams’ only other meeting this year, they traded goals in the last five minutes in a 2- 2 tie, with Galaxy forward Alan Gordon tying the score in stoppage time.