Ethan Zubak replaces Chicharito, who is out for personal reasons, and Julian Araujo replaces Rolf Feltscher out on international duty, while Sacha Kljestan is in for Jonathan dos Santos, also on international duty.
October 8, 2020
Portland roll with a pretty strong group, I definitely think they’re going for three points here.
Our Starting XI vs. @LAGalaxy. #LAGvPOR | #RCTID pic.twitter.com/YfQzkJ2k0P— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) October 8, 2020
The LA Galaxy will look to stop their four-game losing streak when they host the Portland Timbers in a game scheduled for Wednesday at Dignity Health Sports Park.
Yes, the slump is back for LA, as they got off to a good start and then crumbled at the weekend against the San Jose Earthquakes, losing 2-1. Every part of the field is struggling, frankly, and the mojo they had the last time they played the Timbers is thoroughly gone, as they sit in last place in the Western Conference.
The Timbers are in almost opposite form, having gone unbeaten in their last four and winning their last three, sending them all the way up to 2nd place in the West. Add to that, they’ll have a 10-day break before this game, and Gio Savarese’s group will be rested, something that could be a huge factor in this sprint of a 2020 season.
So on paper it doesn’t look great for LA, but that’s why they play the games. We’ve seen they can put it together, now we need to see them actually put it together. If they can, they can transform their fortunes in pretty short order. We’ll see.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Wednesday morning, LA are (+110) while Portland are (+215). The odds of a draw are also (+270), so the bookmakers believe in the Galaxy to get a win here. Hope springs eternal!
How to Watch:
Wednesday’s match between LA and the Timbers will be televised locally on Spectrum SportsNet and in the rest of the country on ESPN+. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
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