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LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers: Starting Lineups and Benches

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LA Galaxy lineup: Penedo; Franklin, Gonzalez, Opare, Dunivant; Jimenez, Juninho, Sarvas, Zardes; Donovan, Keane

Landon Donovan returns to the lineup for the first time since his injury, but LA face a new injury in Leonardo who didn't travel due to left adductor fatigue. It seems Kofi Opare has moved up the depth chart ahead of Tommy Meyer, as he gets the start today. With A.J. DeLaGarza out, Franklin retains his right back spot and Hector Jimenez starts one level up.

LA Galaxy bench: Rowe; Meyer; Garcia, Courtois, Mastroeni, Stephens; Villarreal

No Jack McBean on the bench as Arena brings up Garcia who showed well in Costa Rica. Still no Carlo Cudicini anywhere near the match day roster.

Timbers XI: Ricketts, Jewsbury, Danso, Kah, Harrington, Chara, Valeri, W. Johnson ©, Nagbe, Urruti, Wallace

Timbers Subs: Kocic, Jean-Baptiste, Powell, Alhassan, Zemanski, R. Johnson, Valencia


Kick Off: 12:30 Pacific

Importance: Very

Raining: Hard

Surface: Turf

Opta: 4 - LA Galaxy have won 4 of their previous 7 MLS games against TimbersFC, though they have lost two of three at Jeld-Wen Field. Turf.

Opta: 8 - Timbers FC have scored eight goals in their three home MLS games against LAGalaxy thus far. Pepper.

Opta: 1 - LA Galaxy have won just one of their last six road games in MLS, conceding 12 goals in the span. Gassed.