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LA Galaxy 3, Portland Timbers 6 | 2020 MLS Match Recap

Portland Timbers put half a dozen past the LA Galaxy on Wednesday night at Dignity Health Sports Park, winning a wild match by a 6-3 margin.

The Timbers jumped out to a 2-0 lead within the first 23 minutes of the match. The opening goal started with a throw-in; Yimmi Chara did work to penetrate into the Galaxy box, sending a perfect pass that Felipe Mora was able to fire in. Then, on a free kick that looked to be a Diego Valeri special, Jeremy Ebobisse stepped up and surprised, bending his shot around the wall and past Galaxy 'keeper David Bingham.

But Julian Araujo would bring the Galaxy back to 2-1 by pouncing on a poorly-cleared corner kick attempt, sailing in the ball from beyond the 18.

Valeri would get his goal less than two minutes after play resumed for the second half, chipping a shot in to give the Timbers a two-goal lead. A lovely Cristian Pavon to Ethan Zubak combo in the 55th minute brought the Galaxy back to within a goal. The Timbers then took charge with Mora's second goal and Larrys Mabiala within the space of three minutes. Pavon, did, however, get on the scoresheet in the 71st minute with a definitive strike. But then Ebobisse would add his second in the 80th minute.


  • 14' – POR – Felipe Mora | WATCH
  • 23' – POR – Jeremy Ebobisse | WATCH
  • 34' – LA – Julian Araujo | WATCH
  • 47' – POR – Diego Valeri | WATCH
  • 55' – LA – Ethan Zubak | WATCH
  • 60' – POR – Felipe Mora | WATCH
  • 63' – POR – Larrys Mabiala | WATCH
  • 70' – LA – Cristian Pavon | WATCH
  • 80' – POR – Jeremy Ebobisse | WATCH

Three Things

  • THE BIG PICTURE: These were already teams moving in opposite directions prior to Wednesday's match, but that's even more apparent now. Even with Sebastian Blanco out, the Timbers found a lot of different ways to score, and the Galaxy found a lot of different ways to seemingly let them score.
  • MOMENT OF THE MATCH: Valeri's goal came shortly after play resumed, and after that chip landed, the Timbers stopped any momentum the Galaxy might have mustered.
  • MAN OF THE MATCH: Ebobisse had a critical first-half goal, added a second for a late dagger, and looked bright throughout the match.

Next Up

  • LA: Saturday, October 10 at Colorado Rapids (7 pm ET | UniMas/TUDN/Twitter; MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada)
  • POR: Sunday, October 11 vs. San Jose Earthquakes (10 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+; MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada)
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