PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers, led by goals from Liam Ridgewell, Diego Valeri and Alvas Powell, earned a 3-1 win over the LA Galaxy Sunday at Providence Park in front of a sold out crowd of 21,144. The Portland goals marked Valeri's team-leading 12th of the year, Ridgewell's first in his first game back since returning from injury and Powell's first of the 2017 season.
5' - GOAL (POR) - The Timbers leapt out to an early lead when midfielder David Guzmán curled in a corner kick that flashed across the face of goal to the back post for Liam Ridgewell to head in for a 1-0 Portland lead.
6' - GOAL (LA) - LA tied it up on the ensuing kickoff when Joao Pedro sprung Emmanuel Boateng down the right side. Boateng sped in and slotted home a goal to the far left corner to tie the score at 1-1.
10' - VIDEO REVIEW (LA) - Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes thought he had scored following an LA free kick and scramble in the box to give the visitors a 2-1 lead. However, in the first use of video review in a Timbers MLS match, Zardes was ruled to have used his hand on the play and the goal was disallowed. Zardes was also subsequently given a yellow card for the play.
24' - CHANCE (POR) - Diego Valeri headed upfield before playing the ball out wide left to Sebastián Blanco. Blanco carried into the box, cut back and curled a shot on frame that Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe saved.
33' - GOAL (POR) - Diego Valeri gave the Timbers a 2-1 lead on a spectacular play in the 33rd minute. Plucking a ball out of the air on a pass from defender Roy Miller, Valeri then spun, took a touch forward and arrowed the ball into the upper left corner of the Galaxy net.
37' - CHANCE (POR) - Midfielder Darlington Nagbe, free down the right channel, hammered a shot on frame that Rowe dove to his left to parry away.
53' - GOAL (POR) - Portland's Alvas Powell nailed home the team's third goal following a nifty backheel in the box from forward Fanendo Adi. Powell received the pass and deposited the ball just inside the far post for a 3-1 Timbers advantage.
90+5' - Deep into second half stoppage time, Timbers goalkeeper Jake Gleeson came up big with a kick save to deny a close-range shot from LA's Ashley Cole.
The Timbers will hit the road next to play Toronto FC on August 12 (3pm PT, ROOT SPORTS).
Portland Timbers (9-8-7, 34pts) vs. LA Galaxy (6-11-5, 23pts)
Aug. 6, 2017 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
LA Galaxy 1 0 1
Portland Timbers 2 1 3
POR: Ridgewell (Guzmán), 5
LA: Boateng (Pedro), 6
POR: Valeri (Miller), 33
POR: Powell (Adi, Blanco), 53
POR: Powell (Caution), 9
LA: Zardes (Caution), 13
LA: Pedro (Caution), 45+1
POR: Ridgewell (Caution), 58
LA: J. dos Santos (Caution), 71
LA: Jones (Caution), 72
POR: Miller (Caution), 80
POR: Guzmán (Caution), 90+8
Lineups & Stats:
POR: GK Gleeson, D Powell, D Mabiala, D Ridgewell © (Olum 90+1), D Miller, M Guzmán, Chara, M Nagbe, M Valeri, M Blanco (Asprilla, 86), F Adi (Mattocks, 56)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Attinella, D Valentin, D Vytas, M Zemanski
TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (Nagbe, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Six players tied, 1); FOULS: 15 (Chara, Ridgewell 3); OFFSIDES: 4; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 2
LA: GK Rowe, D van Anholt, D Romney, D Steres, D Cole, M Boateng (Lassiter, 74), M Jones, M Pedro, M Zardes, F dos Santos, F McInerney (dos Santos, 64)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Kempin, D Arellano, D Garcia, M Villareal, F McBean
TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (Pedro, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 1 (Boateng, 1); FOULS: 11 (Zardes, 3); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 3
Referee: Drew Fischer
Assistant Referees: Frank Anderson, Mike Rottersman
4th Official: Mark Kadlecik
Weather: Partly cloudy, 77 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial