The LA Galaxy (2-2-3) and Portland Timbers battled to a 1-1 draw in Portland this afternoon, with the Galaxy goal coming off the head of Robbie Keane. The Galaxy were unable to get anything going in regular time, and a tradeoff of stoppage time goals left the two sides sharing a point apiece.
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves, that we are underlings
LA, who have gone 1-3-1 against the Timbers in Portland all time, got their first ever draw while playing in the Beaver State. The Galaxy are winless against the Timbers in their last four MLS matches currently holding a 4-3-2 record against the Oregon based club.
Brutus and Ceasar - What should be in that Ceasar?
Robbie Keane's stoppage time goal put him at five goals in seven outings on the year. All time in MLS, Keane has 39 goals and 22 assists in 62 MLS appearances; all but two of them starts. With last Sunday's match in Colorado the outlier, Keane has scored in five of his last six times outs. The only other match without a Keane goal was the season opener.
Why should that name be sounded more than yours?
The Galaxy continue to deal with injuries, with Kofi Opare coming in for injured Omar Gonzalez who tweaked his knee in the first half of the Galaxy last fixture. Dan Gargan continued to start in place of Todd Dunivant, and Rob Friend started at forward against with Landon Donovan slotting back to replace injured Marcelo Sarvas. Gargan received the assist on Keane's goal.
Write them together, yours is as fair a name.
The United States will announce the 30 man preliminary roster for the upcoming World Cup tomorrow, and Donovan is expected to be on it. If Donovan and Gonzalez are on it, they will join the rest of the camp on Wednesday in Palo Alto. LA have three players who have started all seven fixtures this season: Robbie Keane, Landon Donovan, and Juninho. Donovan is will drop off that list this week, leaving Keane and Juninho the only constants in the Galaxy lineup.