Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - — Greg Hadley

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.

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