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Up next for Galaxy: Saturday night at Portland

The Galaxy hopes for a second consecutive road victory as it takes on the Timbers, who fired their coach this week.

July 14, 2012
  • David Junior Lopes, David Beckham and Robbie Keane of the Galaxy celebrate after Beckham's goal against San Jose.
David Junior Lopes, David Beckham and Robbie Keane of the Galaxy celebrate… (Thearon W. Henderson / Getty…)


When: 8.

Where: Jeld-Wen Field.

On the air: TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: 1150, 1330.

Records: Galaxy 7-10-2, Portland 5-8-4.

Record vs. Portland: 2-0.

Update: The Galaxy faces a crucial road test against the Timbers. L.A. currently leads the Timbers by four points for the fifth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference, with two teams in between. The Galaxy gets healthier each week, with defender Andrew Boyens again training with the club seven weeks after sports hernia surgery. The Galaxy defense was bolstered by the return of Omar Gonzalez when he was activated July 3. L.A. faces a club in turmoil. Portland fired coach John Spencer this week and replaced him with General Manager Gavin Wilkinson, who will serve in dual roles for the rest of the season. The Galaxy looks to follow up Sunday's 2-0 win at Chicago with a second consecutive road victory, but Portland has been a tough venue for L.A. in the past. The Timbers ended the Galaxy's 14-game unbeaten streak with a 3-0 win last August.

— Andrew Owens

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